Aince
Once
Aiths
Oaths
Ane
One
Anent
About, with regard to
Asseveration
Emphatic assertion
Ayont
Beside
Bagnio
Brothel
Bairn
Child
Beadle
Church official attending on a minister during service
Bigging
Building
Blithest
Happiest
Bodle
Small Scottish coin worth about a sixth of an English penny
Bourock
Hovel or small hut
Bowkail
Cabbage
Brae
Hill or hillside
Braidside
Hurry – “Tak the braidside” means to go in a hurry
Braird
First shoot of grain
Braw
Brave
Byre
Cow shed
Caddy
Errand-boy
Cairn
Mound of stones
Caitiff
Base or cowardly person
Callant
Lad, boy
Canna
Cannot
Canny
Safe
Carl
Rustic man, particularly a manual labourer
Cauler
Fresh, newly caught
Chaft
Jaw
Chaperon
Headdress consisting of a ring of stuffed cloth worn on the crown of the head to which long cloth drapes were fastened
Clachan
Small village or hamlet
Clapper-claw
To claw or scratch at
Cloot
Cloven hoof
Close
Narrow alley terminating in a dead end
Coal-heugh
Coal-pit
Commonty
Common land
Condign
Appropriate, deserved
Confabulation
Discussion, conference
Connex
Item of property connected with another
Consanguinity
Blood relationship
Corant
Court dance popular from the 16th to 18th century
Coxcomb
Conceited fool
Craven
Coward
Creeshy
Fat, greasy
Crouping
Croaking
Cuif
Idiot, stupid person
Dee
Die
Deil
Devil
Deistical
Pertaining to Deism - belief in God based upon reasoning rather than revelation
Depone
To testify under oath
Depredator
Plunderer
Deray
Disorder, confusion
Ding
To surpass
Dishclout
Dish-cloth
Ditit
Foolish, confused
Doitrified
Stupefied
Dominie
Schoolmaster
Donnart
Stunned, stupified
Dree the weird
Endure one’s fate
Dung
Overcome
Een
Eyes
Ell
Obsolete unit of measurement equivalent to roughly 45 inches
Emolument
Advantage
Ern
Iron
Evite
Avoid
Expatiate
To enlarge upon a topic
Farrago
Motley assortment
Fat
What
Fer
Far
Fock
Folk
Fortalice
Small fortress or a tower attached to a house
Frae
From
Frayont
From beside
Frowardness
Disobedience, obstinate contrariness
Gang
Go
Gar
Make, cause
Gate
Way
Gayan
Very, extremely
Gin
If
Gizened
Dried up, withered
Gloaming
Twilight, dusk
Gowk
Simpleton
Grave
To dig
Gude
God
Guerdon
Reward or requital
Gull
To fool or deceive
Haena
Have not
Haill
Whole
Handfasting
Binding of a person’s hands
Havers
Nonsense, foolish or idle talk
Helpmate
Spouse
Herezeld
The right to claim a tenant or vassal’s best animal upon his or her death
Hind
Farm labourer
Hoad-road
Untidy heap, confusion
Houk, howk
To dig out or up
Hout
Exclamation signifying disgust, dissatisfaction, annoyance, etc.
Howlet
Owlet
Ilka
Every, each
Ill-faurd
Ill-favoured, ugly
In-by
Inside
Incendiary
One who stirs up strife, an agitator
Infang thief
The right of a lord to punish a thief caught on his property
Investiture
Formal bestowal of rank, office, or a possessory or prescriptive right, usually involving the giving of insignia or an official title
Jaud
Jade, a disreputable woman
Joyse
To have possession of
Keek
To peep
Ken
Know
Kend
Knew
Ketch
To catch
Keust
Cast
Kimmer
Gossip; also a witch
Kist
Chest
Laird
Landed proprietor, Scottish form of lord
Lave
Rest, remainder
Leear
Liar
Levy
Conscripted troop
Linn
Ravine, gorge
Lint-swinglings
Beating and scraping of lint in order to clean it
Lounder
To beat or flog
Luck-penny
A small amount of money returned by the seller to the customer for luck
Mair
More
Mal-a-propos
Occurring at an inopportune time or place
Mall
Abbreviation of mallet – Hogg uses it to refer to a tennis racket
March
Boundary
Maugre
In spite of
Maun
Must not
Mell
To beat with a mallet
Mense
Honour, something which bestows respectability
Methodistical
Pertaining to Methodism, a movement of Protestant Christianity encompassing a number of denominations and organizations, including Calvinism
Miethe
Boundary mark
Morphean
Pertaining to Morpheus, the Greek god of sleep and dreams
Moss
Peat bog or marsh
Muckle
Much
Muir
Moor
Multure
Duty paid for milling grain
Neist
Next
Obloquy
Censure, verbal abuse
Orison
Prayer
Outfang thief
The right of a lord to pursue, bring back and punish a thief outside his own jurisdiction
Pedagogue
Pedantic or dogmatic person
Pendicle
Part of a farm rented separately from the rest of the building
Pertinacious
Obstinate, objectionably persistent
Pharisaical
Adhering to the rituals and outward forms of religion whilst disregarding its spiritual aspects; characterized by hypocritical self-righteousness
Phiz
Face (abbreviation of physiognomy)
Pillion
Pad or cushion attached to a saddle, usually as a seat for a woman
Pirn
The spool of a shuttle for use in weaving
Plack
Small copper coin equivalent to four Scots pennies
Plaint
Garden
Pomatum
Pomade – a scented oil used to make the hair sleek and shiny
Poniard
Lightweight dagger used for stabbing in close quarters
Pouk
To pluck
Preceptor
Instructor or teacher
Preponderate
To exceed in power or significance
Quo
Said
Raip
Rope
Reconnoitre
To survey or make an inspection of an area or enemy’s position
Rede
Advise
Redound
To have an effect
Refractory
Stubborn, intractable
Rip
Reprobate
Rowth
Plenty
Sae
So
Sanna
Shall not
Sauchless
Simple, feeble, lacking in gumption
Sauf
To save
Scounder
To scorch
Shagged
Rough, jagged
Shakel bane
Wrist
Shan
To grimace or pull a face
Shekel
Shackle
Sib
Related, akin
Sic, sickan
Such
Skair
To scour
Slump
Mass
Snork
To snort in fright
Spleuchan
Small pouch for carrying tobacco
Stock
Long, usually white, neckcloth worn as part of horseriding dress
Stott
Young bull
Stoup
Drinking-vessel
Strathspey
Scottish country dance, more formal and slower in tempo than reels and jigs
Sublunary
Situated beneath the moon – hence, terrestrial
Superannuation
State of agedness or infirmity
Swee
Course
Swire
Hollow, either at the top of a hill or between hills
Tap
Top
Tawpie
Foolish young person
Tent
Heed, notice
Toft
Homestead
Toon
Empty
Tram
Limb
Unco'
Uncommon, strange, remarkable
Vert
The right to cut down trees or shrubs in a forest
Wa'
Wall
Waith
The right to take possession of unclaimed lost property
Waratch
Wretch
Waur
Worse
Wee
Little; also, a short period of time
Weel
Well
Ween
To think or suppose
Whiles
Sometimes
Wight
Person
Windlestrae
Windlestraw – a type of grass used for making ropes or plaiting; Agrostis Spica-ventis
Woodriff
Woodruff, a herbaceous plant bearing small white flowers. The “seven tongues” refer to its leaves, which grow in clusters of between six and nine
Wraik
The right to salvage goods
Wynd
Alley
Yelloch
To yell loudly
Yerk
Quick jerking movement
Yestereen
Yesterday evening