Glossary

The following is taken from Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland:

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  • A', adj. all.
  • ABAK, adv. behind.
  • ABASIT, part. pa. confounded; abashed.
  • ABBACY, s. an abbey.
  • ABEE--to let abee, to let alone; not to meddle with.
  • ABEECH, ABIEGH, adv. aloof; "at a shy distance;" keep aloof.
  • ABLE, ABLIS, ABLINS, AIBLINS, adv. perhaps; peradventure.
  • ABONE, ABOW, ABOON, ABUNE, prep, above.
  • ABOOT, prep, about.
  • AE, adj. one; only; single.
  • AFF, adv. off; away.
  • AFFCAST, s. a castaway.
  • AFFCOME, s. the termination of any business. "I gied him his affcome," I gave him a down-setting, or offset.
  • AFEIRD, part. pa. afraid.
  • AFFHAND, adj. plain; honest; blunt; without premeditation.
  • AFFLUFF, adv. extempore.
  • AFORE, prep, before.
  • AFFPUT, s. pretence for delay.
  • AFFPUTTING, adj. trifling; delaying.
  • AFFSIDE, s. offside.
  • AFT, adv. often.
  • AFTEN, adv. often.
  • AFTERHEND, adv. afterwards.
  • AGAYNE, prep, against.
  • AGAIT, adv. on the way or road.
  • AGEE, adv. to one side; ajar; a little open.
  • AGLEY, A-GLY, adv. off the right line; obliquely; wrong.
  • AHIND, AHINT, adv. behind.
  • AIK, s. the oak.
  • AILEN, part. pa. ailing.
  • AIN, adj. own.
  • AINS, adv. once.
  • AIR, adv. early in the morning.
  • AIR, AIRE, AYR, s. an heir.
  • AIRMS, s. pl. arms.
  • AIRN, s. iron.
  • AIRT, AIRTH, s. point of the compass.
  • AISLAIR, adj. a polished substance.
  • AITS, s. pl. oats.
  • AITEN, adj. oaten.
  • AITH, s. an oath.
  • AIZLE, s. a hot ember.
  • ALANE, adj. alone.
  • ALANG, adv. along.
  • ALD, AULD, adj. old.
  • ALMOUS, AUMES, s. pl. alms.
  • AMAIST, adv. almost.
  • AMANG, prep. among.
  • AMBRY, s. a press or closet where victuals are kept for daily use.
  • AN', conj. and.
  • ANE, adj. one.
  • ANENT, prep, over against; opposite.
  • ANETH, prep, beneath.
  • ANEUCH, adv. enough.
  • ANIEST, adv. or prep. on this side of; on the nearest side.
  • ANITHER, adj. another.
  • ANKERSTOCK, s. a loaf made of rye, sweetened with treacle.
  • ANSE, adv. once.
  • APERT, adj. brisk; bold; free.
  • APERTLY, adv. briskly; readily.
  • APON, APOUN, prep. upon.
  • APPARELLE, s. equipage; furniture for warfare.
  • APPLERINGIE, s. the plant called southernwood.
  • ARCH, adj. averse; reluctant.
  • To ARGLE-BARGLE, ARGIE-BARGIE, v. a. to contend; to bandy backwards and forwards.
  • ARK, s. a large chest used for holding meal or corn.
  • ARK of a Mill, s. the place in which the water-wheel moves.
  • To ARLE, v. a. to give earnest of any kind.
  • ARLES, s. earnest of any kind.
  • ARLY, adv. early.
  • ARMYN, ARMYNG; s. armour; arms.
  • ART and PART, accessory to, or abetting.
  • ASCLENT, adv. obliquely.
  • ASSE, s. ashes, plural assis and aiss.
  • ASSHOLE, s. place for receiving ashes under the grate.
  • ASCHET, s. a large plate, on which meat is brought to table.
  • ASK, AWSK, s. an eft or water newt; a lizard.
  • ASKLENT, ASCLENT, ASKLINT, adv. obliquely; asquint; on one side.
  • To ASSAILYIE, v. a. to attack, to assail.
  • To ASSOLYIE, v. a. to acquit.
  • ASTEER, adv. in confusion; in a bustle.
  • A'THEGITHER, adv. altogether.
  • ATHORT, prep, through, athwart.
  • ATOUR, ATTOURE, prep. over.
  • ATTOMIE, s. a skeleton.
  • ATTELED, part. pa. aimed.
  • ATTER-CAP, ATTIR-COP, s. 1. a spider; 2. an ill-tempered person; one of a malignant or virulent disposition.
  • ATWEESH, prep, between; betwixt.
  • AUGHT, pret. pa. possessed.
  • AUCHT, s. property; possession; that which is exclusively one's own. In aw my aucht, all I am possessed of.
  • AUKWART, AWKWART, prep. across; athwart.
  • AULD-CLUITY, s. the devil.
  • AULDEST, adj. oldest; elder.
  • AULD, adj. old; aged.
  • AULDFARRANT, AULDFARRAND, adj. sagacious.
  • AULD-MOU'D, adj. sagacious in discourse. Sometimes used as crafty.
  • AUMUS, s. an alms.
  • AVA, adv. at all.
  • AWA, adv. away.
  • AWFU', adj. awful.
  • AWIN, AWYN, adj. own. This is the common pronoun in the south of Scotland; in other parts, ain.
  • AWNIE, adj. bearded.
  • AWNS, s. pl. the beards of corn or barley.
  • AWSK, s. the newt or eft.
  • AWSOME, adj. awful; appalling.
  • To AX, v. a. to ask.
  • AX-TREE, s. an axle-tree.
  • AYONT, prep. beyond.
  • AY, adv. yes.

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