Measgaichte / Miscellaneous

Location
Skye
Fieldworker
A. O’Henley
Notes
  • [NOTES: A. O’Henley’s note on the first page – “Made available courtesy of Mrs Alexander Nicolson and Dr Alistair MacLean, Bernisdale, Isle of Skye.”]
abaltatalking assertively.
abhraslower part of a net.
abhraswoollen manufacture. “Chan eil snàthain air a dhruim gus a’ bhoineid tha air a cheann nach b’e abhras.”
abhalptarmigan.
afoinnquagmire.
mungannmoron, quiet, personality less person.
àghaa quarter of a carcase.
aghannapplied to an exceptionally small boat.
àicheadhtheir like, equal. “Chan fhacas riamh an àicheadh.”
aidheamaichjoy(ous).
aiceachdadvice, lesson, guidance.
ailleilbashful, reserved.
ailmseluck, by chance.
ailteararchitect.
ailleartproud.
aimeadasfolly. Also heard as ‘gamaideas’.
aimlisgone who makes mischief.
àinfirmament.
aimsrichgenitive of ‘aimsir’. “Tha mise an deireadh na h-aimsreach.”
aineagaichpanting.
ainseachfiery.
àineheat. “Àine an latha.”
aingealantaangelic.
ainmeinichto eat arrogantly.
aingealthe fire in a kiln.
airbleacha poor, undesired fellow.
aircleachfashionless person.
aircheallachsacrilegious.
airbhe, eirbhea wall dividing township pasture from hill pasture.
airgbhratachwell dressed.
airgbhratcostly dress.
aiseadha ford. (Lochaber)
aisileagstormy petrel. Small petrels whose presence taken as a sign of oncoming storms.
aithira shelving slope. “’Se Coire Cheathaich an aithir phrìseil.”
aith-theinn, aithinn(each)distress, out of sorts.
aithinne, athainnvexation. (W. Ross)
athancapsized state of a sheep.
aitreachstubble of burnt heather.
aitinnglad. “Leam a b’aitinn a’ ceol.”
àlaisda deluge of rain.
allairtwild, irresponsible talk.
alachdcarcase of sheep.
alcaauk.
allghrabadhan accident, rough handling.
allod (-oid)antique, antiquity (noun).
almsadhchance, opportunity.
air altso that.
altrachansomeone who has been fostered.
altmhoracharticulate.
amaideachtottering especially with drink. “Anns an amaidaich.”
ambulla vat.
amasachif bad fortune fell on someone repetitively. “’S ann dha a bha an cruadal amasach.”
amasan (-ain)a fool. Same as ‘amadan’.
amharcanpupil of the eye.
àmhailt           barbarian. A trick, deception, ruse.
amhrasto uphold.
anacarrachpainful, discomforted.
anadanafoolhardy, impudent.
an laghtyranny.
annaron the verge, about to do.
annsailloveable.
annlagsea martin.
annsantaattractive, lovely.
an uairin sense of distress. “Bha mi nis air m’fhàgail ’s an an uair.”
aoifidhsweet. Related to ‘aoife’, ‘aoibhe’.
aoineadhdownpouring of continous rain. “Di-haoine ghlac an t-aoineadh na bheul e.” Means that if heavy rain begins on Friday morning it will continue all day.
aoirleann (faoileann)a beach. (Tarbert)
aorunna plain by the sea. (Kintyre)
àpasstupid, silly woman.
araiceachshowing off.
àraidhparticular example. “Gabhaidh sinn seo mar àraidh.”
àrdrach (-aich)a house.
ar leatyou think.
aroidtablecloth.
argnachadhrobbery, thieving, robbed.
arraideachwandering, erratic.
arrailproud, confident.
arsaidhveteran.
arunnsky. “Ann am briseadh na h-aruinn.”
artharploughland.
asairighpasturage.
aisgskeleton.
asgnadhframe, basket-hilt of arrow.
archrannplough.
àt splocainmumps.
atachtreatment. “Fhuair e droch atach.” Proverb: “Atach seann seòladair, atach a mios a th’ann.”
atgate.
air d’athaiswilly nilly.
athannsaying. (Lewis)
athaichthe soul having left the body?, breath.
athalldepression.
athchruasintense hardness.
athdhathtwilight. Also ‘athadh’. “Beul an atha [sic] ’s an anmoich.”
ataireachdswell of waves on shore.
babhsgaidfoolish bluster.
badhaisteachfat, chubby person. See ‘baghan’.
baigileisa large bodied, slovenly person.
bachallslow, dim witted person.
baghastairslow, dim witted.
baghairslow, dim witted.
baglachslow, dim witted.
baghaistslow, dim witted. Also: “Air a bhaghaiste fhein.” – on his own free will, daltist [?] way.
bainisfemale seal, also ‘moineas’.
bàireadha shinty game. See An Gaidheal 1956.
bàirisgeachblaring one.
bàirisgblaring. “Dè bhàirisg a tha ort.”
An Liath Bhalaidhbelieved to be the name of the coracle that took Columba to Iona.
ballachd bùirddeception, trick.
ballaga neat, tidy woman.
bànaidhwild temper.
banabaidhchaste.
bannailvigorous.
baoima sudden leap.
baoightenticement.
baoghaisteachfat, blubbery person. Also ‘badhaisteach’.
barceadach (-aideach)flowing copiously.
barc uisgedownpour.
bargaideachdisputatious.
barpailused of cloth that is coarse and thick in texture. Also used of a person who had grown too fat.
barranany kind of bandage, e.g. used on a child.
bàrrasglaichboasting or bragging.
basgara yell.
bathairplacenta of cattle.
bean fhuinea baking woman.
bearnana bell.
beart sgrìobhaidhtypewriter.
beart sgrìobhtetypewritten.
beart sgrìobhairtypist.
bearta pair (inanimate).
Mo bheothach ortterm of commendment or endearment.
beilla thick lip.
beileagbark of birch tree. Used as tinder. Often saturated with grease or oil.
BeireGoddess of Winter. The enemy of St. Bride. See Cailleach Bheir.
beitethey had to – “gum béite [sic] dhaibh”.
beò-chloimhnew wool growing under the old fleece before the latter is cut.
beòlamgarrulousness. Talking about insignificant things.
beucnachroaring.
beul furainto welcome by word.
beul fo fhraocha hiding place on moor. Usually a cave whose entrance is covered by heather.
beul-iochdobject of pity.
beum clachaina stroke or blow.
bharr laimheoffhand, extempore.
bigeirspyhole. “Toll beag a bhigire a bha air an dorus.”
bile-chuachagturning round, pirouetting.
air bhiodachasintent, eager.
biorgointesuffering a sharp pain.
bith-beòsustenance.
bitheanachenvious person.
bithvenom. (W. Ross)
bith-teinna minnow.
bithgap between outside and inside wall.
biuthaistefame, reknown.
biugantorch, beacon.
biucan[See biugan.]
blàraga bee. (Tiree)
blianunderpart of body of quadrup[ed], fish, flank.
bloswell dressed female.
bò Shamhnaa cow demanded by the chief at Halloween.
bò ursainncow demanded by lord on death of a vassal.
bodach bailca pompous person.
bodhalana rampaging fellow.
bogachcancer.
bogartaichwaving, wagging.
bog an tònwagtail.
boinnearachdwetness, water, sea. “An sgadan a’ snàmh ’sa bhoinnearachd.”
boinne mearhemlock.
bonn charfoundation.
bonnsaga boulder.
bonnailsteady on feet.
bòrcthatch, manure.
borrachansmall bank of river.
bòrd damaisdambrod, draughts board.
botunndeep pool in moorland.
brabhta large lump of bread. Also ‘grobhd’ in W. Ross.
brad (-aibh)alphabet.
bradhaghuff.
braidsealachused in connection with a violent death. “Rinn iad braidseal dheth.”
branndaira low platform under a table or dresser and projecting from it. Often used as a stance for pails of water.
braonbereft of. “Chaidh am fàgail braon am beachd.”
brannradhbulwarks of a ship.
brasghardescribing music that is fast and loud.
braithreanspoke of a wheel.
breabadair ladhrachspider. (Lewis)
breacan buidhe nan alltyellow wagtail. [Cf. breacadan buidhe nan allt.]
breacadan buidhe nan alltyellow wagtail. [Cf. breacan buidhe nan allt.]
breacan-aighearachshoulders high.
breasmantelpiece. (Jura, Arran)
breichehaunch of deer.
breugan, briaganholes in sides of creels used for lifting creel.
brideaganwits. “As a bhrideagan.”
briodanachtender speech.
bringleiseantrinkets.
brìoghasfondness, associated with motherhood.
brisgeinthyroid gland.
briuthasa shebeen.
brodaira poker.
brionglaidquarrel.
broilleasgconfusion.
brothlachlarge pot in which Feinne cooked their food. Also secret language of tinkers.
brugarough, mossy ground.
brùgh-cheòfairy mist.
brùidlanna cage.
bruslachflock, swarm.
buaiceileassmudging, daubing without method.
buagwhite stone.
buairhate.
buaiseachfoolish woman. (Harris)
buathanntaclumsy in action or speech.
buathama guess wide of the mark.
budraisgused of a corrupt person.
budhailtbowels.
buarbagpin cushion. (Skye)
buidheag luachrachlinnet.
buidhe Chonaillthe yellow plague.
buidrisgiltumult. See ‘butarras’.
buille trotawilly nilly.
buineilrelationship.
buirc (-each)cantankerousness.
bunalachpiece of wool nearest shin. Considered inferior.
bungaidwicked woman, a headstrong girl.
burgadhbubbling.
burarusrippling, murmuring sound.
bùrdanin Irish it is a poem not meant to be sung.
bunnachampion.
burrachheavy mouthed.
burraichdeadhdoltish action.
burrachcaterpillar.
butarscionncontrary.
buthaigearpuffin.
buthann (-ainn)tent, pavilion.
buthailtrecess, bowels.
cabhailcreel for catching fish.
càdaidhmessage boy.
cagailtunchewed food in horse’s mouth.
caglachana chewed rag. Also chewing, grinding with teeth.
caifeanwedding for firing shot.
cailceansandbank surrounded by tide.
caileassmooth, down hair.
càilghuthgood voice.
caimheanacha young salmon before it enters salt water. Parr.
cailpeacha ghlas air a buain.
caimiranxiety, vexation.
cainneascivility.
cainearsalmon fisher in trial waters.
càinteiga plait of straw made into a bag.
cairisteservice given by squatter to landlord.
caislinnford.
caiteassawdust.
caitheamhachdsquandering.
calbhar lònachgreedy.
calganachshaggy.
each ursainnthe impost on a successor to land.
camachailconfound you.
camustrangquarrel.
camustranndquarrel. (W. Ross)
càmpraidquarrel. (W. Ross)
caoirneananangry bursts.
caolbhaina pencil.
caora fithich, bhiogain, bhidheagcrowberry.
caora staoinejuniper berry.
carrachantuberous vetch. See cara-meille.
carraigeanachknotty.
carbhaidha sweet tart. (Lewis)
garran gairtcorncrake.
carrachanwild liquorice.
peasair radainwild liquorice.
casag an eisgherring bone stitching.
casan feannaigecrow’s feet, wrinkles.
cas chamainwooden leg.
casnaidhsplit open.
càsmhorachdistressful, tragical.
cathairfairy knoll. (W. Ross)
sitheangiven to higher eminence.
cathalleachhot and bothered, flustered.
cath bhualadhthreshing with flails.
càtrachlarge quantity of something unwanted, undesired.
ceàlreclining, sloping.
ceallaichbury.
cean-mathgoodwill.
ceanglagfaggot.
ceannadairleader.
ceannansmall wooden vessel, bank.
ceann aisneachbasket, hilted.
ceann dubhwaning moon.
ceann òrdaigdiminutive person.
ceann grob (p)same as ‘ceann cropaig’.
ceann steocairechief of band of itinerant bards.
ceapachcow with weaned calf.
ceann tiarbuttocks.
ceap shùileachclose-eyed.
cearc fearainnextracted on tenant by proprietor of each ursainn, caora chàraidh, etc.
cearrachasgaming. “Bha iad ri cearrachas.” Also means skill in playing games.
cearslachfull of curls.
[leanabh]’S ann a cheart eiginn ’s a dh’aindheoin a dh’aithnicheas bean a ceud leanabh. – proverb.
cearragto have a go. “Bheir sinn cearrag air.”
cearf eiginnbarely.
ceigeasfrisking.
cèigeanstiffy; cèigeach – stiff.
céileaschooses, weds.
ceilaffinity.
ceilclump, piece.
ceillceachin lumps.
cialrecess, cell.
cianaran cromonster that flew with St. Ronan from Eurobay to N. Rona.
bu chiar leamI would be sad, dejected.
ciathcream.
ceithe[See ciath.]
ce[See ciath.]
fo chileadaireanunder trustees.
cinneantaagreeable.
ciobailgrassy.
chinntichto steady your aim. “Chinntich e a ghunna.”
cionlas (ort)confound you. Also string to bind toes of deceased. Same as ‘spriollag’ in Uist.
cìpichconfine, constrain.
ciotalachinefficient, unreliable.
cireasail (-aich)sniggering, giggling. Also in sense of rising waves in choppy sea.
cirean-cròinbe-he-moth. Job 40:15-24. Believed to be a hippopotamus, I think?
cíthicheangrumbles.
ciuchranaichdrizzle. (Skye)
clàbanforfeit.
ciuthacha monster taking the shop [sic] [shape?] of a man. “Chan eil ann ach ciuthach de dhuine.”
clàbadhbenumbed.
clach ghlagainwarning stone, slab. Same as clach fharachaidh.
clamhadhscratching, itching.
clamhachmangy.
clann chomhlantwins.
cleabachawkward.
cleabaireawkward person.
cleabaisdeanawkward mistakes. Also ‘clipaisdean’.
[clipaisdean][See cleabaisdean.]
cleamhuinnson, brother in law.
cliaththree large waves that occur at intervals at sea.
cliospairneachlanky, disjointed person.
clòbhadhprocess in manufacture of linen.
clòidhneanweb of tweed.
air chluainretired.
cluiptreason.
cnacair arbhaircorncrake.
clusflirting.
cnaideilscoffing, deriding.
cnaipailtethree legged stool. (Ross-shire)
cnaiseadhgrinding of teeth.
cnaipeana garter.
cniopanachshrivelled person.
cnotagsixpence.
cnuasfruit.
co-abartachdtalking between two people.
cobharaichfoam.
cochlancigarette.
cocaidobstruction.
coballachtrifle. (Lewis)
co-arbhereditary abbot.
coicheartannoyance, stir.
coileach dubha victim, totally vanquished. “Rinn iad coileach dubh dheth.”
coigreachcrozier of St. Fillan, custodians of which were Dewars of Glendochart also called “Fearachd”, see “Deoraich na Fearachd”. The relic was present at Bannockburn. Found in Canada where taken by custody 1870. Now in Edinburgh.
coileapsleeping together.
coimhleab, coileapachcohabitation.
coimeala (-dh)anniversary.
coimhearspcontention, arguing.
coimeatacommittee.
coineasferret.
coinneach-dheargred sphagnum (moss) not bog myrtle (roid).
coinnealtaalert, bright.
coinnladhdaybreak. (Lewis)
coinniullachflexible.
còirteagreeable.
còirteasharmony of people.
coirthestanding stones or stone circle.
coinnseagafeminine.
coinntibhscolding.
coinntcontentious.
coinnseasachconscientious.
collaidwrangle, dispute. (Lewis)
camachadhbinding.
combaighalliance, confederacy.
comhardacomparison.
comh-fhaodaidhequally easy.
conagagsiren, motor horn. (Lewis)
conaghaothtempest.
conbhacanpeg to which hounds were tied.
conchlannmetrical device whereby the last word of one line is repeated in the next.
conncomparison.
còppursue, intercept.
cor ghleusgood fettle.
corcurachbog.
air a chorra chnamhon his haunches.
corra chasachspindle legged.
corra chadalforty winks.
corrachda request made by a dying person and therefore binding.
corralachfretful. Especially used of a child. (Skye)
gad chosgwilly nilly. “Theid thu ann gad chosg.” (Skye)
cosrachadhdestruction.
cràbhaidhhard, well tempered iron + steel.
cràiceanacha squat person.
cragan lobhtestinking urchin. Also a disagreeable person.
cramagsmall pancake, made of flour, switched eggs and milk.
crannanachploughman.
crann ceilleat helm.
crannana drum.
crann pheasana shrivelled brat.
crann sathtean arrow.
craobha wheeze or crickle in your voice.
croit an fhearainna sort of dance. See Caraid nan Gaidheal p. 398.
cronachdmischief.
crosantachdcomposition in which prose satire is interspersed with poetry.
criolaga basket.
criochadaireachdbordering.
criotachadhlover’s talk. (W. Ross)
criudhalwreck of a boat.
crorate of imposing fines for injuries (clans, septs, etc.).
creachalconfusion. Also ruins ‘creachalan’.
creachanupland corrie, cirque.
creadhailaustere.
creathail[See creadhail.]
creathril[See creadhail.]
creagaireachdrock climbing.
creattimbers of roof.
creathachanblack pudding.
creubhailinfirm.
a’ chreonadhcrush(ed).
cruaidhteachhard, stony place.
cruchullspectre, male ghost.
cruisdevault.
crùlaist (-each)tall, lanky person.
crumachbent old woman.
crusachsmall fry.
crùpadhcontraction of word.
cuaidhtale.
cuaigreachcurvature.
cualcargo.
cuarsganhoneycombs.
cuasgan[See cuarsgan.]
cuanlongharbour.
cuartachepidemic, fever.
cugallupset.
cuglaidhchangeable.
cuclaigetossing.
cuib (-eanan)shreds.
cuigealachgreater horse tail.
cuigealcranberry.
cuingleumsteep decline on stream.
cuireadasgive and take.
cuis chlisgidhcause of terror.
cuisealltall, lanky person.
cuitto fannow, separate seed.
cùlaichturn your back on, forsake.
cumcovenant, bargain, agreement.
cumhlagfinal process in tweed making before fulling.
cumpawell shaped.
cunglaichconfined.
curachframe of an animal.
cursaina tub.
cuspa cut at root of toe.
cuspairin the sense of an archer.
cusadhenticing.
daigheada portion.
daisidiot.
dalaicheone who does not force payments of debts.
tarbhan allaidhspider. (Lewis)
daltachdfosterage.
daoidhearachdfolly.
dannsa nam boca type of dance. See Caraid nan Gaidheal p. 398.
daochanachpassion.
daolaireachdmeanness.
dàrnachSkye for ‘dara’, alternate.
dàsantafoolhardy.
dúslute.
dashorn.
deachamhextra, gifted.
ùgh deachamhextra egg in clutch.
deachadaireachdtithe gatherer.
dealbha small portion.
deanntag ineachSkye for a nettle.
deanntrachsparkling.
dearganan alltkestrel.
dearrsachheavy dram.
deibhreachstinging pain.
deireach[See deibhreach.]
deibhirbustle.
deilbhinnghost, fairy, image. (W. Ross)
deirileana harmless idiot.
deirbhleanan orphan.
deirintopmost branch of tree.
deisearadhsunning yourself.
deisneilsouthern aspect.
deo Uisge Spemouth of Spey.
deoch phadhtedrink after excessive thirst.
deoch sgailcebumper before breakfast.
déis làimhinsult, reproach.
deoraidhoriginally keeper of relics of a saint.
deugachadhbecoming a teenager.
di-cuimshaplessness [sic], discord.
dile bhogainquagmire.
dìoburtanwill of wisp.
dìobaranwaif.
dìobairteach (dia-)changeable.
diomhearenvious one.
diseursadhdischarge of debt.
disearachfeeling cold.
dìth dinneglect.
diùlaidhkeen, trustworthy, faithful.
diubhlaidhdevoted, honoured.
diùcradhexpulsion, proclamation.
diutasappeal.
dleasaichput under vow.
diurrasdifference.
air an dloto their own resources.
dobhailchardship.
do-fhaodaidhimpossible.
doicheallachshy, backward.
doimeachvexed.
soimeachcheerful.
doirbleachweakling, worthless fellow.
daor bhulachslave.
doirnbeach or rough shingle. Isthmus of dry land.
doinidhhateful, contemptible.
dolachbelittling. “Bha e dolach air na fhuair e.”
tolach[See dolach.]
doithre (-earrach)ugly.
domhashardship.
donmodhaincivility. (Skye)
donoileanbad manners.
dornan maraan isthmus.
dòrlumdistress.
dòrn gulbanTroigh is dòrn gulban – a game played by children in Uist. See T.G.S.I. vol. 2 p. 35.
dosmouth, snout. “Dùin do dhos.”
draghlowest horizontal rope on a thatched house. ‘Anchors’ tied to this. This would be the equivalent of ‘màthair shìamain’ in other islands.
draothunder a spell.
dreangcrowd especially of sheep.
dreap (-adh)predicament, anxiety.
dreallanloiterer.
dreapaireachdstriving, climbing.
driosga drop.
dridseaga game for children.
driodabag ortmisfortune on you.
dribheag (-ach)anxiety, bustling about.
droillseanblazing.
dromlaistram chain of cart.
dronncorncrake.
druabrasdregs.
dromanachalso insense [sic] [in sense? incense?] of alder tree.
druinnemutton chops.
druine[See druinne.]
drine[See druinne.]
duaireascommotion.
duathasachgrim.
dubadaichdipping, tossing.
dubh-luidneacha variety of dance.
dubh-leusperiod before a new moon.
ducaidhdoughty.
dudaidhdark, gloomy.
dudar-leumsudden spring.
dubh oghagr. gr. gr. grandchild.
duilleaglower part of chest.
duileachdsorrow.
duirceanacorn.
dupadaichbacking and bowing.
dusbanndispute. (Lewis)
duthainshort lived.
easbaideuntidy person.
eachrais ùrlaira witch.
èarlig (-eadh)exigence.
eallachdcarcase of sheep found on hill.
eallachcattle.
eallachdouble low A strike in pìobaireachd.
eangantasinewy.
eanachasgenerosity.
eanglach (-alach)numbness.
earagachdead nettle.
earlaidhready, open, free.
eàrrblemish.
eàrrachsevere form of diarrhoea.
eàrrdrawback.
earragaisendeavour.
earrantopposing, stiff.
earr-ghoilsimmering.
easanadhflowing movement.
earrlainnstern of a boat.
eillearaigdeer corral. Also ‘eiltrich’.
eilean tiorram [sic]tidal island.
eilbsandbank.
eilmsesurprise.
feilmse[See eilmse.]
failmse[See eilmse.]
eirmisto fall upon by chance.
airmis[See eirmis.]
eirtheartachstrong.
eiteachheather stubble.
eistreadhbeach, stony shore.
eithidbird of prey.
ag ianachstalking.
gnìomh fabhtachharmful deed.
fadasorry for. “B’fhada leam de thachair dha.”
fadhtumblemish.
faicheantawell dressed, spruce.
faicheilstately.
failbheimpression, to remember. “Tha failbhe agam air.”
failmhe[See failbhe.]
failbheirttreachery.
failearadhfolding.
failteam (-ach)flaw, faulty.
fairchilla lyre.
faingeagle or hawk in some editions of the Bible.
fàiseachdifficult task, job. “B’e sin am fàiseach.”
faitealwelcome.
falachagunseen spying.
falfuinna hoe.
fàlchor [?]adrift.
falmarrawild.
allmhara[See falmarra.]
fallanuseless, troublesome.
fànadhslope.
fannan feoirdebility. Also Zephyr, i.e. soft gentle wind or breeze from west.
faodhlaideamateur.
faochnadhtrying to force your way in or out.
faoileassparkle.
faondraidhexposed, draughty.
faoirisgeadhsprinkling.
farbairneachsad, lonely, friendless.
fardalaneyelid.
farbhasfright, panic.
farraghannarough.
fathamailrespectful.
fatradhshelter.
fàthachdhospitality.
feallachddesertion.
fearagantittle tattle.
fearas beairteattending to topsails of a boat.
fearas ghaisgechivalry.
fearsaidsandspit. Elsewhere ‘corran’.
fialtascalm weather.
fearrghamanly.
feillbheirttreachery.
féireunstockdove.
feucantashowy.
fiallanachshy.
fiadaa lord.
fiannaichea giant.
air feathwithin ken. (Lewis)
air fidreadhwithin ken. (Lewis)
fideansea plantain [?], choice pasture for cattle and sheep.
fìleadhdraught of wind.
fionghailtreachery, slaughter.
fionnairidhgloaming. (Lewis, Harris)
ionnaraidhnight watch.
flagachslack, placid.
flagaichea loose jointed person.
fiùsanachd [?]hustle.
fleogachexcessive praise, currying favour.
fiuchconspiracy.
fochannreason. “Dè thug fochann dhut bhi ann.”
foidearachdsmoothing down rough tillage. Also hobby, pastime.
foicheantennis socks.
foilidhgently, patiently.
foileanunreliable person.
foinneadailfine, clean.
foireigneadhoppressing.
fòlaa large wave, billow.
fòrlachexpedition, quest.
fòirlichsearch.
forsgalana porch.
frachd coilleflotsam, jetsam.
fraoillintoxication.
frèachhole, slit, chasm.
fridean dìdetriviality. Also as ‘firichean dìde’.
freasgaraeasy, quick.
friosg bhuanmatchwood.
frille-fraillehigglety pigglety.
fritheargamekeeper.
fidricheranger.
frith-theura wireless.
fròbhaidhhoarse.
fuadaga shot from a gun, etc.
froignidhdismal, cave-like.
fuaideansupports of bier.
fuaireadhcoldness.
fuanscadhrelief.
fuatharlanmoth, butterfly.
fuireanplant growing by sea. (Lewis)
fuirneasachwell furnished.
furaistgun wedding.
fusgaisknowledge, strength.
gabhailin sense of manners, address.
gabhdairtreachery.
ghailbhichraise a storm.
gaillseacha Lowland woman.
gathan gainnisgdried sedge. Carried as a lighted torch at Halloween.
gairbneachrugged.
gàir nigheanniece. (Lewis)
gàir ghilenephew.
gaisnefilament.
gaiseadh (-eag)great speed, rush.
gairsinnnausea.
gallantahandsome.
gamhlanbickering.
gànnagpannier made of straw rope.
gaoireandry dung of cattle.
gaothalso as marsh.
garadh altruimhospital.
garradh tolldry stone dyke.
garragachnoisy.
gairbhinnrough weather.
gorocailquerulous sound of hens. (Skye)
garrachdalachdroughness.
gath dromaridge pole of house.
gead (-adh)a dog worrying sheep.
geadhachailnoisy chatter, paraphernalia.
geamabhadtuft of rush.
geanachanregion of face, close to mouth. Cheek? From Latin ‘gena’?
geamantagreedy.
geal sheileachwhite willow.
gearrabhaireachdincisive talk.
geantraigheachdmournful music.
gearra ghobadhcutting sallies in speech.
géineaga stunning blow.
leathar gheimsechamois leather.
An GèopMoray Firth.
geuragbitter experience.
geur ruitheloquence.
giamhagpanic.
gilidhwhiteness of tongue, trouble in infancy.
gileas[See gilidh.]
gilleadhpromise.
gille fride, gigaloram [?]very small, microscopic animal.
giobarlangaberlunzie.
luchd giodailflatterers. Iain Lom ‘Lament for Sir L. MacLean’.
giolla phiroot of bird, foot trefoil.
giùrrgills of fish.
giùrancow parsnip.
glas chomhartaich chonhowling.
glas ghairmmuzzle.
glas chiuilstoppage of music to listen to better music.
gleoran           small coin.
glìdcheassleet.
glìobhaidsleet.
glisnimble step.
glomharmud, slush. Also gully, ravine.
glugarsacha large crock.
glugadaichshaking, shoogling.
gludramanrocking, unstable.
glumadaireachdpaddling.
glunguseless person, weakling.
gneachdailaccording to nature.
gobhachanbeetle.
gòbanmythical prototype of builders.
gobhlachancompass, callipers.
godsagantitbits.
goibhleannbuttress.
goileirekettle. (Islay)
gòirealtype of sandstone. Similar to goinneal?
goiriseachadhnausea.
goireunscreeching chick.
golanachadhharassment.
goraisgfool, especially female.
goralaisfoolery.
goralagfoolish woman.
goralanfoolish halfling.
gràbhaga small peat hag. (Lewis)
gràbhailtea helmet.
drabhasabhorrence.
ghrabhas[See drabhas.]
graidemaidlet us hasten.
gramaiseanspats. Short gaiter for instep and ankle.
greagarraheat of sun after emerging from clouds.
grèastainspiring.
greidleansword.
greidleachanbannock made on gridle [sic].
greòsachopen, loose fitting. Clothes of inferior quality.
greòdancluster, small group.
grìdeilprocreant.
gròbadhtacking a garment. Also pursing the lips.
gronnmarsh.
Gruagachgoddess of fertility of flocks. Offerings of milk made to her on Mondays before sunrise. Placed in a hollow on top of Gruagach stone.
gruaigeanalaria or laminaria esculenta.
gualannalso tack taken by a boat.
gugullanEaster outing. (Arasaig)
gulugan[See gugullan.]
gurusglachhaunched person or bird sitting in a ball shape.
gustulgames meeting.
gustulachathlete.
gusmhorcongenial.
iadnachstoppage, halt. “Cha deach iadnach air fad an latha.”
iallrend. “Ga ialladh eadar eich.”
iargainposterity.
ímdithsolicitation? “Fo eagal ’s fo ímdith.” Neil Morrison’s ‘Oran Gaoil’. Leabhar nan Gleann p. 49.
ineacalwell poised.
inneentrails.
inneasnotice.
innibhnatural. “Is innibh sin dhaibh.”
inidshrift.
iobtrick. (Argyll)
ioc-achdnolens volens. Willing or unwilling.
iocraskeenness, eagerness.
iodhaga short distance.
iomadalskin used as a lid to cover kegs and other vessels. Prior to days of lids.
iomasglachgenerous.
iomarbhadhprofessional contest or competition. Also ‘arabhag’.
iomcharagcompliments.
iomastrouble, anything unseemly.
ion ar eiginnunwilling.
iongaltaspruce.
ionnarconfluence.
ionndasmeans, wealth.
ionnsgachknapweed, hardheads.
ionntlasachpoorly, used especially of animals.
ion thruaighetragic.
ionnarbadheviction.
ioradhnick, groove.
iorrapaisrestlessness.
itethirst.
itspine.
IudalGod? See Lewisman’s Prayer.
labarlana weakling, drudge.
lagaismidden. (Skye)
glagbheairtweak instrument, silly performance.
làgraidtidal bore.
laicsmall amount of sleep.
loic[See laic.]
lainniresword, falcon?
làmhpower, authority. “Tha làmh mhath aige.”
lamaistich (-eadh)belabour.
lampanmilk curdled by rennet.
cha lamhcannot.
làmhadhdaring. Also guillemot.
làmhaidhweapon.
lamhardaspower, authority, possession.
lan aighirlaughing stock.
lan aithimlaughing stock.
lan aidheamlaughing stock.
langadallong tangle. (Harris)
lànmhuinmarried couple.
langarcouch, sofa. (Islay)
laomadhhorse when irritated.
laprachansprite.
lathtara slating.
lathadhbenumbed.
leabhrachadhbooking, documenting.
leamhadachvexatious.
leamhraich (-achadh)annoy.
leasdirt on haunches of housed cattle.
leasdshelter.
leas-breithinsult, prejudice.
leas ainmpseudonym.
leathadh traghaidhhalf tide.
leasgandefect.
leigheartsiege.
leigeannslack tide.
leine-chubhrainnshroud.
leine fhliuchshirt placed on one in church who had committed a sexual misdemeanour such as adultery.
leigheas cuartachhealing by passing a child through hoop of fire.
leasgarnoisy display.
fath-dhuinetwins.
fath-deiridhhaunches.
leth chùhybrid dog.
lethoirone by one.
leth sgodachunkempt, careless, dilatory.
leum-leogaflat pebbles, skimming across surface of water.
leum rotaichrunning long jump.
liacraichbesmirch, spread.
liaghantrowel.
liagairesneak.
liagh-rothfor ‘liaghra’.
lìbeanwet cloth, nappy.
libhridhlayer, section.
lig airlet it out, drain it.
liodradhby metaphysis (Skye). Rough handling.
liodaga smart blow.
liunnpool of water, melancholia, humours.
liuthadachmany.
lobaidslack-jointed person.
liupuny.
lògmarsh.
lògfee (Beaton’s MSS).
loineachflaky, wooly.
logaisafterbirth of animals. That of humans always burnt to prevent fairies from stealing babies.
lòinnheat shimmer. (Lewis)
loinseachlanky person.
loithreachshaggy.
lomaga grassy patch.
lonadh orta malediction, diabetes on you.
lombasniggardliness.
loinneachgreedy.
lonach[See loinneach.]
lorg bhrollaichbreast staff.
luaim (-ain)restless.
lugairda sink, liquid in motion, hard drinker.
ludarraclumsy.
Luibh Neill Oiga potent panacea. After one of the Beatons. T.G.S.I. Vol. 37 p. 203.
lurcadh (-nadh)pointed (-ing).
lunnpummel.
luraganpet.
lunnadh orta malediction. Gudgelling [sic] [cudgelling?] on you.
luirmeachdslovenleress [sic].
lur-ghleusa harp string of exceptional music power.
luntrust.
lus an òirbuttercup.
luthadhto bend.
sgian luthaidhclasp knife.
mac an t-suimfox.
mac fraoir, sulairgreedy person.
mac giridh [?]fox.
mac na cleithewhisky.
maibeanworn out person.
maide mullaichroof tree, masterful person.
maide ruingroof tree.
maide seisdcrupper.
maidhcowrie shell. (Sleat)
malailembellished.
malartachvariable.
mànranalone, at own will, retired, on holiday.
maoidhteachthreatening.
maoldomhnaichpauper boy maintained by Sunday collection in Church. (Skye)
maol ruainidhboisterous person (male).
maothansolar plexus.
maothachantranquiliser, sedative.
mar-bhithflaw.
mur a bhitheadh[See mar-bith.]
màraisgeachheavy, clumsy person.
marbh gheandepression.
màrradhobstruction, embargo.
maruisgan ogre, man-eating monster.
masanaichrevile, deride.
meabladhfilch.
mathantmerciful.
mealladh sùgraidha sort of charm. See Caraid nan Gaidheal p. 338.
mearrdheachdwantonness.
mearadhaldim intention. (Tiree)
mearcaidstrumpet.
meilleag (-ean)wattle of cock.
meirbhnidhdigestion.
meircuncultivated stretch between fields.
meileachadhbenumbed.
meireachadh[See meileachadh.]
meulanearmark in sheep. (Lewis)
mialan[See meulan.]
miaolan[See meulan.]
meuradpuny fellow.
miarrad[See meurad.]
meuranansickly person with poor appetite.
miaranan[See meuranan.]
miadhfertile, fecund.
mineamterm of endearment.
miodhairtwant, wrong.
mionamlittle jewel.
miostachmischievous.
mìr curaidhchampion’s portion. Also as greim curaidh.
mìsdainty.
mistearachdcunning, disreputable conduct.
miuchainnyoung person, infant.
mòghslave.
mòghachboorish.
mòghlanachdvilleinage. Unfree peasant attached to lord to whom he paid dues and services for his land.
mogulan garbhsea urchin.
moidearraunsteady.
moighreachailhandsome.
dubh fhàdlowest tier of peat bank. (Skye)
molamasbest, to be praised.
mòidpride.
mongadhto crop hair, bob hair.
monachancunning person.
monaidheed, notice, interest.
mórasdastately, static.
morghailbravery on sea.
mothalyelp. (Skye)
motharruins of fort.
mùdanfingers feeling in dark.
mùdachchimney. (Badenoch)
mùgachsoft soul.
mùidsearscrounger.
mùirntegracious, hospitable.
MuirteuchdDead Sea.
mùiseagailfearful of, threatening.
mulconainconical suppurating sore.
mullagcow killed for the winter.
mùrd-mhàrdmumbling. (Sutherland)
murachkeen.
musgarplenty.
narnear. (Strathglass) “Fuireach nar dhomh.”
niarraidhmiddling. “Chan eil mi ach niarraidh.”
obaidh (-aigh)quickly, abruptly.
òbairtriotous living.
òineadhsad plight, mess.
air an oir(bh)in great numbers.
omharlair, raidhfrothy.
òmaralabaster.
onogaraidmash, mixture, ‘suagairaid’. (Lewis)
òsstance for shared boat. Also nòs.
ósglangusset.
ospaggust of wind.
othannachsaid of cattle lacking inclination for food.
pallaledge in rocks.
peallan (-ag)good for nothing, ragamuffin.
peallaidhwater sprite.
peallaicbrownie.
peilechilling.
péileporpoise.
peilteblast of wind.
peithpine.
peirigleadhdanger.
piolaidheld in irons.
placadhdouching, splashing.
pleasgstring of beads or brooch.
plioma feigned smile.
pliupailwalking limply.
pliuthartslap with back of hand.
pliùsgsquash, crush, squeeze.
pallaganmortar used for pounding grain into meal.
pollachantype of pot.
practrinket, rubbish. (Skye)
pràbadhgrab, attempt to seize.
prabbhuilleanquick blows.
prìob (-aid)small trivial matter.
prìobaidinsult, spite.
prìobaireachdmeanness.
prìobairskinflint.
priobaireanblinders of harness.
prosdachstir.
pungarthe article.
purach air tharachtopsy turvy.
puraa difficult female.
rabhanngreat horse tail.
rabht (d)foolish display, idle, coarse talk.
rachdspasm of anger or pain.
rachdail (-ach)stubborn.
ràdhtainnsaying.
raidseachwicked person, wretch.
raiteanslovenly, untidy person.
raitfilth.
raipseacha low, slovenly woman. Also ‘raipleach’.
raipirefilthy person.
raipearachdsmutty talk or conduct.
ràlaOld Gaelic for oak.
rannadhmane.
raoineachscraggy cow.
ràs [?]trail of moving object in water.
raplacha dirty person.
reacairecited and composed poems in travelling band.
reangstraight, slender.
reanganachsinewy, wrinkled.
reitheachdrutting.
ristar.
riadh (-adh) [sic]tearing a person limb from body tied between two horses. “Air a’ riathadh, riaghadh.”
riamlachslow, protracted.
righichhandcuffs.
riofasulphur.
raonaboghrainbow.
rògachslinking.
roidhne (-each)lean, farrow cow.
air roinnebehind. “Tha e fada air roinne.”
ròsdmishap.
ronnfroth, foam.
ròs iuilcourse of ship, direction.
rotsickness in cattle due to overfeeding.
rotachmomentum.
rotto drive away.
rù ràtopsy turvy.
Rùn Rànsplendid mystery.
ruagailromping, chasing.
ruama sacred piece of soil reserved for burials.
rùcthroat, wheeze. “Dh’fhalbh an rùc as.”
ruadhagroe deer, roe.
ruidsurge, wave.
ruith eara tomainskipping every second knoll.
rùpaldirty person.
rùpalasdirt.
rùrachasvested interest.
sabardacha tough.
ruth na rath airneither prosperity or grace.
sadrach (-aich)sprinkling, beating off dust.
sàileaganpyrosis.
saidseachragged woman.
saisdeal (-ach)big, burly person.
sonasa plant or herb.
saobhaireone who errs.
saoidhealtgenerous or brave.
saothairpanting. (W. Ross)
saothairnarrow neck of land from promontory to mainland and from one mountain to another.
seabhaltachdiscomfitted person, knocked out, undone.
sealltanachgood looking.
seall-duisgconscious view as opposed to ‘seall aislinge’.
seàmcovet.
seamlaichcompare, liken.
seanaghalperson who acts wiser than he actually is. Also a steward.
seapa heavy meal.
searrabhuaincutting closely.
seasangruel.
searraichelesser celandine.
seathanachbreathing heavily.
seathanspitting as in a wild cat or fox. (Skye)
seodulachlarge wooden spade shod with iron. Used by man who laid and smoothed furrows in days of first ploughs.
sèodal (-an)wandering aimlessly about.
sèoghug and cuddle.
seotaillazy.
seorsaichassociate.
seorpanachpolitician.
sgaiddestruction.
sgail-faidsa smart blow.
sgaimeicto reduce to pulp.
sgainnteagan (-adh)cow’s droppings.
sgairta prophetic voice heard on rare occasions by certain individuals. A sort of ‘second hearing’.
sganartcombat, i.e. of soldiers.
sgaorrswarm.
sgarblemish.
sgartanachfrom ‘sgar’ meaning division. Also sgaranaich.
sgeiliga reef.
sgeilearachdbabbling.
sgeimichd (-eadh)pulp.
sgeothachhaze.
sgeodalprattle.
sgeomachdscheming.
sgiachd (-adh)to give up, e.g. on a cause.
sgeunalso in sense of panic.
sgiamhbeauty.
sgiabailfluttering.
sgiansgar (-ach)nimble.
sgiodalmash, mashed up.
sgiomdiarrhoea. (Skye)
sgiorrasprecipitate action.
sgiulaga small fish.
sgiuigdejected look. Sgiuigean (-ire) – one so affected.
sglabhartan abusive shout.
sglàiba sycophant.
sgiùbaira blade.
sglàmhairtlout, abusive talk.
sgleamaidone who curries favour.
sgliuthachslut, slattern. (Waternish)
sgod-bhraghada muffler.
sgogaireachdhesitation in speech.
sgoilleaga sharp blow.
sgoillstrip, part of. (Coll and Tiree)
sgoltadhadministering, e.g. “sgoltadh an lagha”.
sgollachana bird newly hatched. (Jura)
sgrabaireManx shearwater. (St. Kilda)
sgreapal (-lach)a worthless animal, withered hag.
sgreuchancorncrake.
sgriothalemaciated person, bag of bones. Especially used of a female.
sgriodraichshrieking, whistling.
sgrìobpremonetary [sic] [premonitory?] sensation on lips, e.g. “Tha sgrìoban do phòg orm.”
sgùraidcloud. (Glendale)
sgùrdachlap.
siabhaist (-each)astray (animals); errant, straggler (noun).
siamaichcompare, impute, covet.
siamwarning. (W. Ross)
siabhairedawdler.
siabhaireachddandering.
siaradhdepressing, sun going down in west.
sìgstack of corn or hay.
silin sense of yielding milk.
sibhinn siorruidhsmallest particle.
simidethick set person.
siomaide[See simide.]
sineibhirgin.
sioc-chrannhoarfrost.
sìthcheartachdwarf.
siochaidhcharmed.
siogairestarvling, long, lean fellow.
sionprofuse.
sirichesearcher.
siothchainpeace.
sithchridhhibernation.
sitheachwolf.
siulgminnow or parr.
siulap (-ad)toilsome wandering.
sladaidhcunning person.
slandespite.
slaoimswarm, large amount.
sleamhnadhsliding, skating.
sleadhaggrass snake.
sleòpachclumsy trailing long clothes.
sleòpagdiminutive and bedraggled woman.
sligheguile.
sliath slighinnhill of safety.
sliobhagpot stick. (Skye)
sliubachwettish weather.
sliubair (-e)soft fellow.
sloismovement, mixture of ingredients.
sluchachoverwhelming.
sluaghadhmobilisation.
sluisearachddirty work of farm.
smarrachrough, unkempt youth.
smealandachdattractiveness.
smeurachdsearching for vermin.
smorrach (-an)a lump of a lad.
smonacharin bits. (Lewis)
smugradhfine rain.
smùidintoxication.
smùirdampen, cover, destroy.
snaimleachadhtying with string, twisting.
snaoda line.
snaothswarm or host.
sneachdradhmuch snow.
sobhadhsatisfaction.
suigheaganraspberries.
sobheagan[See suigheagan.]
sòcanfieldfare.
solagrassy.
somhadaircontroversialist.
sonabheairteachhappily placed.
somalta-tamheasy.
somanta [sic]easy.
sorchairenlighten.
sothadhhaving a good go at something, belly full.
spallpa strong man.
spaisdreachpromenade.
sparagvaunting, showing off.
sparasachhaughty.
speucbreak in clouds.
spiacadhtearing apart.
spleadhantrick.
spliongana shrivelled person.
splaidheaganfalling flat on your front. “Thuit mi air mo splaidheagan.”
spoinneacha shakedown.
spoth chullaichsink head foremost, anything that sinks rapidly.
spreachaildaring.
sprangachsprightly.
spruthar (-an)splinters, fragments.
sproillmaking faces in pain or in sorrow.
spursaig (-eadh)drive with violence.
sràilleana thin stem, wispy growth.
sraoda herd.
srannadhwhisper.
sron-beannachrhinoceros.
srucdraw flesh, fowl or fish off bones by lips and teeth.
strùladhstreaming. Also to press forward with difficulty.
srùbanspoutfish.
stàbhachdwalking backwards and forwards.
stàirleachnoise, noisy.
staileannstockily built man.
stallpress down hard. Also stalladh.
stalcairfalconer, castle stalker.
stamadairtake off, trigger, stance in leaping, etc.
starcoichto make firm.
starbachrough.
starnaichnoisy behaviour.
stàtacharrogant person, proud person.
statharrachdlooking or moving aimlessly about.
stàrrachdachstubborn.
steamhagsea tangle (Carmina Gadelica p. 205).
stearlarge amount, quantity of anything.
steimeangarter.
stiapaireweakling.
stiabag (-an)[See stiapaire.]
stéilleagtongue of boot or shoe.
stigealstreak.
stireanthin person with scraggy hair.
buntata stobhtamush of boiled potatoes and shellfish.
stolladhpressing, forcing, wolfing down.
stòlumgulp.
stormadhreinforced.
stothspray.
stràcanachproud, noisy.
stra-maisfalling, splintering.
stràilleachthin corn or hay.
stop-churnbutter. (Ardnamurchan) [NOTES: ‘stop-churn’ is underlined indicating that it is the catch-word. Was only ‘stop’ meant to be underlined?]
streangaichcurb.
streamachmorose, churlish.
stritheanachoverwhelming, contending.
sturr-shùileachsquint eyed.
suadachto drive sheep from an area.
suairceanwillow warbler.
suaithneasaildistinctive.
suaineilsoporific.
suathalasrecognition. “Bheil thu toirt suathalas thuige?”
suathalachdlikeness.
suaithaideasa malediction, ‘weals on you’.
subhaltachjoyous.
sùibheag‘dog tooth’ rainbow.
sùil mu’n t-sròinstraight to his face.
amharcanpupil of the eye.
sùileaga spring of water.
surragwaterhole in which animals can get bogged down.
susbaireachdpith.
tabaistmonster, wild beast.
tàbharnachghost.
tacassupport.
tabhainnalso meaning distress.
tàchairwrack on freshwater lochs.
taclaidassumption, feigning.
taibheanrag, worthless thing, people.
taidhdearachsensing, understanding, stealing (taide – theft).
taidheamachcomprehensible.
tailceantfirm of step.
tailceana little stout fellow.
taigh stàileshebeen. Taigh steallaidh.
taigh tàbhaidhstorehouse.
tàineardrover.
taisealtmoisturising.
tamhnachgreen field in waste or heathery land.
tamhuilsense.
tàmhaidhdwellers.
tamasdachdribaldry.
taobhachdassupport.
taosgana baler.
tarbh chuileigcrane fly, daddy long legs.
tarcachunpleasant, repellant.
tarmasg (-usg)horror.
tarraghopportunity in sense of a break in time, e.g. lunchtime.
tarraniron pot used in parching oats.
tathannintrigue, entice.
tàthadhto seize suddenly.
tàtaidhentice, tame.
teachaidhto come. Pres. Indic.
teamhairhill with good prospect. Occurs in placenames.
teamhalgloom, shade.
teanacaichshield, save, protect.
teannadhutmost challenge, endeavour.
teannsgalfixture. Iain Lom ‘Oran an aghaidh an Aonaidh’.
tearnaichdescend.
teasrutting in dogs.
tein eiginnfire lit when seeking help. Summons to doctor to island without a physician.
téisleachmusical.
teodhaireweakling.
teoldaidhcowardly.
tetheannbag made of roots of bedstraw or matgrass in which corn was parched over a fire.
tighinn toghainnundecided, shifty. (Sutherland)
timthiremessenger.
a thiocaisexpression of surprise.
a thiocain[See a thiocais.]
tiom-tàiseanconfusion, thunderstruck.
tioradairattendant in kiln.
tiumpanone sided hill.
tlamcut by one sweep of scythe or shears on wool.
tlàthsoftness.
tiuirsafeguard.
to-balglying flat on front.
toirmeasgrascal.
toiseansense.
tomada tàmhsuddenly moving to speak.
tomaidrespect.
tomaraidheavy, ungainly woman.
tonn fo thullachoverwhelming conditions.
torcantaswinish.
tortentirely.
toulaira large dog.
traoghaisconfused strife.
tràladhdrawn, sprung.
tràthachrough grass.
treabhuidh (-aigh)lingering sickness.
treacomasgmixture.
mo threachladhmy distress.
tràsgaidhparched.
treonaichestronger.
tréispower, help.
treodasmanner, sort.
trianforce, accession of strength.
tribilttriple.
tristeachwonderer.
trodagintoxication.
truaigherascal, wicked malicious person.
trùcairrascal.
trusairneasbaggage.
gille trusairneasone who carried his master’s baggage.
truilleachuterus.
truisbare parts, e.g. bald patch.
tuaimeilsetwisted.
truimeach thar thearrachupside down?
tuaithcheallsturdee in sheep.
tuanaichunwind, loosen.
tuanlaigflux.
tualaig[See tuanlaig.]
air thuarabout to.
tuataidhruffians, boors.
tuathaistmisfortune.
tudanaichinstigate.
tùcbung, plug. (Lewis)
tùilinnshipped seas.
tuigideachsensible, affable.
tuilseachcharacteristic.
tuirmeadhplaying.
tuirnfeat. “Nach b’e sin an tuirn.”
tuirimdistress.
tùilsichhug, pound, rough-handle.
tuirnealstriking.
tùiteana little heap.
tuladhbread and cheese given with a dram.
tulsgan na firinnewhole truth.
turdry land.
turr-sgalscoffing.
tunnpour out, decant.
turlochloch that dries up in summer.
turnaisa turn aside, job.
thurchairhappened.
turchairta happening.
tùsreason, cause.
uadabacfilling between inner and outer walls.
uaireachfluctuating, mobile.
uamhragrounded glacial stones in moraines.
uarlandslide.
uarlagwallow.
uchdagstrong push.
uchd earraichimmediately.
uamhaildespicable person.
udraganone who potters about.
uidhearachtravelling.
uilleagantoy, pet, term of endearment.
uileannaichfront tines of stag.
uirighrocky shelf or precipice.
ùirneachwell appointed.
neo uisgidhcourageous.
uisealachsnug.
ulurtaichhowling.
ullagthick cream with oatmeal. Also as ‘ollag’ in Sutherland.
ulaidh thruisstir, dissension, collection.
umhailto notice a change in someone.
unnsamother’s first milk.
tinneas na h-urchaidDwelly, p. 999.
urnas (-ach)fame, reknown, notorious.
urra chuideachaidha henchman.
ùmharmajority.
urspairnviolent struggle.
urras(advb) below.
urraeach of two.
ursann blàirsame as ‘ursann chath’.
urras breithneachaidhbrains trust [sic].
GriadachGertrude. Temporary name applied immediately after birth. Lay baptism by nurse consisting of three drops of water.
Torr UaineTower of London. Vide ‘Lament for Angus of Glengarry’. Gaelic Bards p. 179.

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