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Clan Motto and War Cry

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Clan Motto and War Cry

Posted: 30 May 2006 11:24AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: MacKenzie, M'Kenzie, McKenzie
Per the "Clans and Family Encyclopedia" the Motto for Clan MacKenzie
is:

"Luceo non uro ( I shine, not burn)"

"Cuidich 'n righ" is the wording on the Chief's Standard.
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per "The Clans and Tartans of Scotland" by Robert Bain
War Cry is "Tulach Ard"
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Translation of Tulach Ard is "high knoll."

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Fairbairn's Book of Crests lists several armorigious McKenzie's crests and mottos. The description on page 365 lists: "M'Kenzie, Scotland, a stag's head embossed. "Cuidich in rhi"

Translation:
"Cuidich in rhi"
"Cuidich 'n righ"
Both mean "Assist the King"
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Yours Aye,

Lauren M. Boyd, FSA Scot
President
Scottish Information Society
http://www.scottishinfo.org

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