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First published 1952 (SND Vol. III).

DOUGOLAG, n. A five-year-old male deer. Gael.Sc. 1760 R. Pococke Tours in Scot. (S.H.S.) 119:
The males of the red deer are distinguished by different names in Eirshe and English according to their ages. The first year a fawn; . . . fifth, Dougolag, that is two [antlers] at top.

[Ad. Gael. , two, + gobhlag, dim. of gobhal, a fork.]

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