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SOME SCOTTISH DEFINITIONS

By Irene Spence

Published in the February and March, 1999 LCGS newsletter.

Abuilyementsclothe
Alenerliesole
Airisheir
Aittisoats
AndroAndrew
Annoin the year of
Attourover and above
Assedationea lease
Availlvalue
Awinowed
Beirsbears
Biggingsbuildings
Bochtbought
Bollan old Scots measure, used for dry goods
Bordwood, board
Byranearrears
Cautionerone who stands surety for another
Chaldersa measure of grain, nearly two hundred weight
ChalmirisChalmers (surname)
Coillscoalls
Compeiritappeared before a court to answer to a citation
Componitsettled, agreed
Cottersfarm laborers
CowgaitCowgate (place name)
Creillscreel, basket
Dpennies
Decernitadjudged, determined
Decreitdegree, or court judgment
Defendagainst the interests of
Deiddead
Devotsdivots, pieces of turf
Effeirspertains to
Friefree
Furnishetfurnished, equipped
Germaneof the first degree, ie: full brother or cousin
Graithequipment, harness
Guidsgoods
Haillwhole
Harrageservice due by tenants to provide men and horses for their landlords
Hinc indemutually, on either side
Imprimusfirst
Isheexodus, termination
Kaynesrent paid in kind, ie in the form of grain, hens, eggs, or other produce
Kista chest
Kycows
Leiverliver (ie survivor of the two)
Letineletting
Libpounds (money)
Maidmade
Mairmore
Merksor mark, was a Scots silver coin worth 13s 4d Scots, or 13 1/3 sterling
Mungoa Gaelic Christian name
Naiga young bull
Nanenone
Obleistobliged
Pecepiece, each one
Peissor peits, peats (for fuel)
Pendiclesa small piece of land
Quhawho
Quhairofwhereof
Quhairupounwhereupon
Quheitwheat
Quhilkwhich
Regratregistered
Restandremaining
RotRobert
Roukisstocks
Rowneroom, a portion of land
Shshillings
Sindriesundry
Soueranesovereign
Specefietspecified
Stentsan assessment of tax
Teyndstithes (a church tax)
Thrastenthrashed
Tocherdowry
Triewood
Webstersweavers

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