Measgaichte / Miscellaneous

Informant Origin
Strontian
Location
Inverness-shire, Invergarry
Date
04/1969
Notes
  • [NOTES: the location on the slips – Mandally Road, Glengarry.]
Quotation: Là na gogaireachd. Notes: April Fool’s Day.
laoghQuotation: laogh firionn boirionn. Notes: a calf with one testicle missing. Also “uan firionn boirionn”.
leigQuotation: a’ leigeil [əlʹeɡʹɑl]. Notes: milk.
leòmann[lʹ[ɛu̜]mɑṉ] Notes: moth.
leumadair-an-fheòirNotes: grasshopper.
marsanta-nan-corc (sic)Notes: earwig.
meilich[mɛ̃liç] Quotation: Tha e air meileachadh leis an fhuachd. Notes: benumb.
muing[m[ɤ̃ĩ]nʹ] Notes: horse’s mane.
muiseal[mũ̟ʃɑɫ] Notes: muzzle of plough.
rapachNotes: untidy.
rionnag[rũ̜n̪ɑɡ] Quotation: rionnag ag atharrachadh. Notes: a shooting star.
roinneag-an-earbaill[rũ̜n̪ɑɡənʹu̜ru̜bilʹ] Notes: a “comet”.
atharrachadhQuotation: rionnag ag atharrachadh. Notes: a shooting star.
siug[ʃu̜ɡ] Notes: jug.
inne[ĩnʹə] Notes: byre drain.
nios-bhàn[nʹĩsvɑ̃:ṉ] Notes: stoat.
nios-ruadh[nĩsru̜ɤɣ] Notes: weasel.
paisean[pɑʃɑ̃nʹ] Quotation: Chaidh e ann am paisean. Notes: He fainted.
seangQuotation: seang na cois. Notes: the instep.
searbhadair[ʃɑɾɑd̪ɑɾ] Notes: towel.
seile[ʃelə] Notes: allegedly used by some Perthshire people for “spit”. [ʃilə] in Dw. seile (Dw.) placenta, afterbirth.
seillean-sgeip[ʃelɑṉsɡɛip] Notes: a bee.
sgeip[sɡɛip] Notes: a swarm of bees.
sgoth-sheòlaidhNotes: sailing boat.
siolachan[ʃiɔɫɑxɑṉ] Notes: sieve.
slat-shiùil
smeag[smɛ̃ɡ] Notes: chin.
smeòrachNotes: earmark.
spagluinneach[spɑɡɫũ̜nʹɑx] Notes: equiv. of “spaideal”.
splòic[spɫɔ:ıçc] Quotation: a’ splòic. Notes: mumps.
stallan[st̪ɑɫɑṉ]
stùirtein[st̪u̜:ʴstʹɛ̃ṉ] Notes: water on the brain, usually occurring in sheep and causing them to lose their sense of direction.
tadhan[t̪ɤɑṉ] Notes: pine-marten.
tarraingean[t̪ɑ:ʴnʹəṉ] Notes: draught chains. [NOTES: the turned r used for the symbol which is unclear in the original.]
tinneas-maraNotes: seasickness.
tiormachd[tʹu̜rumɔxk] Notes: “dryness” in cattle.
triuth-chasdaichNotes: whooping cough.
uanQuotation: uan firionn boirionn. Notes: a lamb with one testicle missing.
aobrann[ɤ:bɾə̃n̪] Notes: ankle.
ailbheag[ɤləvɑɡ] Notes: a ring.
amadan-mòintichNotes: dotterel. (In Dw.)
anart-bùirdNotes: tablecloth.
aotramanNotes: bladder.
bacan[bɑxkɑṉ] Quotation: bacan aghaidh, bacan cùil. Notes: earmark.
bàrrQuotation: bàrr na cluais. Notes: earmark.
beumQuotation: beum aghaidh, beum cùil. Notes: earmark.
biast-dhubhNotes: otter.
biorraiche[bjwriçə] Notes: spiked muzzle to prevent calf from suckling.
boirionnQuotation: laogh firionn boirionn, uan firionn boirionn. Notes: one testicle missing.
bolbhag[boɫəvɑɡ] Notes: a large, round stone.
bratNotes: bedcover.
bratagNotes: cabbage caterpillar.
breacadh-sianan[bɾɛxkəʃĩɤ̃ṉɑṉ] Notes: freckles.
breac a’ mhuilteanNotes: “wispy scattering of white clouds.”
buabhall[bu̜ɑu̜ɫ] Notes: a cow-stall.
burrach[bu̜rɔx] Notes: brown, woolly caterpillar found in the grass.
cadalQuotation: cadal-deiligeanach [kɑd̪əɫdʹeliɡʹɑ̃ṉɑx]. Notes: “pins and needles”.
carra-shioman[kɑrəhĩɑ̃mɑṉ] Notes: rope-making tool, usually [kɔrəhĩɑ̃mɑn].
cèabhar[cɛ:vəɾ] Quotation: Tha cèabhar math air. Notes: He is quite drunk. Cèabharan (dim.) – slightly drunk.
ceann-tobhtNotes: wooden brackets at the end of the slats of a boat. Pl. “cinn-tobht”.
cipean[ciçpɑṉ] Notes: tethering pin.
ciùbhragaich[cu̜:rɑɡıç] Quotation: ciùbhragaich uisge. Notes: drizzle.
clàdNotes: “curry-comb” for horses.
claon[kɫɤ:ṉ] Notes: squint-eyed.
cléideag[kle:dʹɑɡ] Notes: a snowflake. [NOTES: or [kle:dɑɡ] – not clear.]
coinnein[kɤnʹɛ̃ṉ] Notes: nostril.
craimhseagNotes: a pimple. Also [ɡu̜ɾɛ̃nʹ].
crithQuotation: a’ chrith. Notes: trembling disease in sheep and cattle.
cuairteagNotes: a whirlwind.
dearca-luachrach[dʹɛɾkəɫu̜ɤxɾɑx] Notes: lizard.
dìosg[dʹıɤsɡ] Quotation: a’ cur an crodh an dìosg. Notes: letting the cows go dry.
earb[ɑɾɑb]
éirighNotes: new wool under the old fleece.
feòclan[fjɔ:kɫɑ̃ṉ] Notes: polecat.
feòrag[fjɔ:ɾɑɡ] Notes: squirrel.
feurtan[fe:ʴst̪ə̃ṉ] Notes: “worms found in the hide of cattle said to be from the warble fly.”
firionnQuotation: laogh firionn boirionn; uan firionn boirionn. Notes: one testicle missing.
gagachNotes: stammering.
giorr-analach[ɡʹwrɑ̃nʹɑɫɑx] Notes: asthma. Also “cuing”.
glamaireadhNotes: a vice.
glìb-shneachd[ɡlı:bnʹɛ̃xk] Notes: sleet.
gobhainn-dubh-nan-allt[ɡoĩnʹd̪u̟ṉɑn̪[ɑu̜]ɫt̪] Notes: water ousel.
gocan[ɡɔxkɑṉ] Quotation: gocan na cuthaig.
guitear[ɡu̜tʹɛɾ] Notes: man-made culvert.

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