Blood Was Only For Bleeding -

Dictionary for the Scottish-dialect challenged

 

Aboot – about

Actur – actor

Afore – before

Ag’in – again

Aloyn - alone

Amang – among

Ance – once

Anyain – anyone

Atween – between

Auld – old

Aur – our

Awa’ – away

Bampot – fool 

Behin’ – behind

Bluid – blood

Blythe - merry

Burn - stream

Braw – good

Brin’ – bring

Brither – brother

Brooght – brought

Ca thro’ – work away

Canny - quiet

Canty –  happy

Carls – old men

Coulds – could

Dae –  do

Dae’n - doing

Dinnae – did not

Doon - down

E’en – even

Eithlu trow mah een – easily trust my eyes

Eerie - frightened

Faither – father

Feint a body -  not a soul

Forgife – forgive

Frae - from

Gae – go

Gear - wealth

Gi’e – give

Gin - should

Gloamin’ - twilight

Goed - went

Green – long for

Greet – cry

Guidman - husband

Guidwife – wife

Hae – have

Had no kent – had not known

Her lane – herself

I reded ye richt – I warn you true

‘ilka - everything

Intae – in to

Jo  - sweetheart

Joost – just

Kimmers – gossip

Leal – true

Lee lang – live long

Lecht – light

Mahself – myself

Mon hae anither jo – must have another sweetheat

Mickle a doo – much to do

Mon – man or one

Naethin’ – nothing

Nam’ – name

Nicht - night

Noo - now

Och – well!

Onie – any

Oot  - out

Puckle – a few

Rashes - rushes

Richt – right

Sae – so

Sae doose – so grave

Sae weels – so well

Shoulds - should

Someain – someone

Spill – spoil

Stoun - ache

Streacht – straight

Tapsalteerie – topsy-turvy

Th’ – the

Thaur – their

Thooght – thought

Thot – that

Touzled - fondled

Uir – our

Undor – under

Ur – or

Warly – worldly

Willnae – will not

Waur – was

Whot – what

Windaw – window

Woond – wound

Worl - world

Woulds - would

Ye, ye’ll, yers, yerself – you, you’ll, etc.

Yoong – young