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he never stops till he has done his best to make you!--What have you
been saying to him, Hector?"

"Nothing but what I have told you; it's rather what I have not been
saying!" answered her brother. "He would have had me open out to
him, and I wouldn't. How could I! Whatever I said that pleased him,
would have looked as if I wanted to secure my situation! Hang it
all! I have a good mind to throw it up. How is a Graeme to serve
under a bumpkin?"

"The man is not a bumpkin; he is a scholar and a poet!" said the
lady.

"Pooh! pooh! What's a poet?"

"One that may or may not be as good a man of business as yourself
when it is required of him."

"Come, come! don't you turn against me, Kate! It's hard enough to
bear as it is!"

Miss Graeme made no reply. She was meditating all she knew of Donal,
to guide her to the something to which she was sure her brother had
not let him come; and presently she made him recount again all they
had said to each other.

"I tell you, Hector," she exclaimed, "you never made such a fool of
yourself in your life! If I know human nature, that man is different
from any other you have had to do with. It will take a woman, a
better woman than your sister, I confess, to understand him; but I
see a little farther into him than you do. He is a man who, never
having had money enough to learn the bad uses of it, and never
having formed habits it takes money to supply, having no ambition,
living in books not in places, and for pleasure having more at his
command in himself than the richest--he is a man who, I say, would
find money an impediment to his happiness, for he must have a sense
of duty with regard to it which would interfere with everything he
liked best. Besides, though he does not care a straw for the
judgment of the world where it differs from him, he would be sorry
to seem to go against that judgment where he agrees with it:
scorning to marry any woman for her money, he would not have the
world think he had done so."

"Ah, Katey, there I have you! The world would entirely approve of
his doing that!"

"I will take a better position then:--he would not willingly seem to
have done a thing he himself despises. The man believes himself sent
into the world to teach it something: he would not have it thrown in
his teeth that, after all, he looks to the main chance as keenly as
another! He would starve before he would have men say so--yes, even
say so falsely. I am as sure he did not marry lady Arctura for her
money, as I am sure lord Forgue, or you, Hector, would have done it
if you had had a chance.--There!--My conviction is that the bumpkin
sought a fit opening to tell you that the will was to go for
nothing, and that no word need be said about the marriage. You know
he made you promise not to mention it--only I wormed it out of you!"

"That's just like you women! The man you take a fancy to is always
head and shoulders above other men!"

"As you take it so, I will tell you more: that man will never marry
again!"

"Wait a bit. Admiration is sometimes mutual: who knows but he may
ask you next!"

"If he did ask me, I might take him, but I should never think so
much of him!"

"Heroic Kate!"

"If you had been a little more heroic, Hector, you would have
responded to him--and found it considerably to your advantage."

"You don't imagine I would be indebted--"

"Hush! Hush! Don't pledge yourself in a hurry--even to me!" said
Kate. "Leave as wide a sea-margin about your boat as you may. You
don't know what you would or would not. Mr. Grant knows, but you do
not."

"Mr. Grant again!--Well!"

"Well!--we shall see!"

And they soon did. For that same evening Donal called, and asked to
see Miss Graeme.

"I am sorry my brother is gone down to the town," she said.

"It was you I wanted to see," he answered. "I wish to speak openly
to you, for I imagine you will understand me better than your
brother. Perhaps I ought rather to say--I shall be better able to
explain myself to you."

There was that in his countenance which seemed to seize and hold
her--a calm exaltation, as of a man who had outlived weakness and
was facing the eternal. The spirit of a smile hovered about his
mouth and eyes, embodying itself now and then in a grave, sweet,
satisfied smile: the man seemed full of content, not with himself,
but with something he would gladly share.

"I have been talking with your brother," he said, after a brief
pause.

"I know," she answered. "I am afraid he did not meet you as he
ought. He is a good and honourable man; but like most men he needs a
moment to pull himself together. Few men, Mr. Grant, when suddenly
called upon, answer from the best that is in them."

"The fact is simply this," resumed Donal: "I do not want the Morven
property. I thank God for lady Arctura: what was hers I do not
desire."

"But may it not be your duty to take it, Mr. Grant?--Pardon me for
suggesting duty to one who always acts from it."

"I have reflected, and do not think God wants me to take it. Because
she is mine, ought I of necessity to be enslaved to all her
accidents? Must I, because I love her, hoard her gowns and shoes?"

Then first Miss Graeme noted that he never spoke of his wife as in
the past.

"But there are others to be considered," she replied. "You have made
me think about many things, Mr. Grant! My brother and I have had
many talks as to what we would do if the land were ours."

"And yours it shall be," said Donal, "if you will take it as a trust
for the good of all whom it supports. I have other work to do."

"I will tell my brother what you say," answered Miss Graeme, with
victory in her heart--for was it not as she had divined?

"It is better," continued Donal, "to help make good men than happy
tenants. Besides, I know how to do the one, and I do not know how to
do the other. There would always be a prejudice against me too, as
not to the manner born. But if your brother should accept my offer,
I hope he will not think me interfering if I talk sometimes of the
principles of the relation. Things go wrong, generally, because men
have such absurd and impossible notions about possession. They call
things their own which it is impossible, from their very nature,
ever to possess or make their own. Power was never given to man over
men for his own sake, and the nearer he that so uses it comes to
success, the more utter will prove his discomfiture. Talk to your
brother about it, Miss Graeme. Tell him that, as heir to the title,
and as head of the family, he can do more than any other with the
property, and I will gladly make it over to him without reserve. I
would not be even partially turned aside from my own calling."

"I will tell him what you say. I told him he had misunderstood you.
I saw into your generous thought."

"It is not generous at all. My dear Miss Graeme, you do not know how
little of a temptation such things are to me! There are some who
only care to inherit straight from the first Father. You may say the
earth is the Lord's, and therefore a part of that first inheritance:
I admit it; but such possession as this in question would not
satisfy me in the least. I must inherit the earth in a far deeper,
grander, truer way than calling the land mine, before I shall count
myself to have come into my own. I want to have all things just as
the maker of me wants me to have them.--I will call on you again
to-morrow; I must now go back to the earl. Poor man, he is sinking
fast! but I believe he is more at peace than he has ever been
before!"

Donal took his leave, and Miss Graeme had plenty to think of till
her brother's return: if she felt a little triumphant, it may be
pardoned her.

He was ashamed, and not a little humbled by what she told him. He
did not wait for Donal to come to him, but went to the castle early
the next morning. Nor was he mistaken in trusting Donal to believe
that it was not from eagerness to retrace in his own interest the
false step he had taken, but from desire to show his shame of having
behaved so ungenerously: Donal received him so as to make it plain
he did not misunderstand him, and they had a long talk. Graeme was
all the readier for his blunder to hear what Donal had to say, and
Donal's unquestionable disinterestedness was endlessly potent with
Graeme. Their interview resulted in Donal's thinking still better of
him than before, and being satisfied that, up to his light, the man
was honest--which is saying much--and thence open to conviction, and
both sides of a question. But ere it was naturally over, Donal was
summoned to the earl.

After his niece's death, no one would do for him but Donal; nobody
could please him but Donal. His mind as well as his body was much
weaker. But the intellect, great thing though it be, is yet but the
soil out of which, or rather in which, higher things must grow, and
it is well when that soil is not too strong, so to speak, for the
most gracious and lovely of plants to root themselves in it. When
the said soil is proud and unwilling to serve, it must be thinned
and pulverized with sickness, failure, poverty, fear--that the good
seeds of God's garden may be able to root themselves in it; when
they get up a little, they will use all the riches and all the
strength of the stiffest soil.

"Who will have the property now?" he asked one day. "Is the factor
anywhere in the running?"

"Title and property both will be his," answered Donal.

"And my poor Davie?" said the earl, with wistful question in the
eyes that gazed up in Donal's face. "Forgue, the rascal, has all my
money in his power already."

"I will see to Davie," replied Donal. "When you and I meet, my
lord--by and by, I shall not be ashamed."

The poor man was satisfied. He sent for Davie, and told him he was
always to do as Mr. Grant wished, that he left him in his charge,
and that he must behave to him like a son.

Davie was fast making acquaintance with death--but it was not to him
dreadful as to most children, for he saw it through the face and
words of the man whom he most honoured.

CHAPTER LXXXIV.

MORVEN HOUSE.

In the evening Donal went again to the home-farm. Finding himself
alone in the drawing-room, he walked out into the old garden.

"Thank God," he said to himself, "if my wife should come here some
sad, sweet night, with a low moon-crescent, and a gently thinking
wind, and wander about the garden, it will not be to know herself
forgotten!"

He went up and down the grassy paths. Once again, all as long
ago--for it seemed long now--he was joined by Miss Graeme.

"I couldn't help fancying," she said as she came up to him, "that I
saw lady Arctura walking by your side.--God forgive me! how could I
be so heartless as mention her!"

"Her name will always be pleasant in my ears," returned Donal. "I
was thinking of her--that was how you felt as if you saw her! You
did not really see anything, did you?"

"Oh, no!"

"She is nearer me than that," said Donal. "She will be with me
wherever I am; I shall never be sad. God is with me, and I do not
weep that I cannot see him: I wait; I wait."

Miss Graeme was in tears.

"Mr. Grant," she said, "she is gone a happy angel to heaven instead
of a pining woman! That is your doing! God bless you!--You will let
me think of you as a friend?"

"Always; always: you loved her."

"I did not at first; I thought of her only as a poor troubled
creature! Now I know there was more life in her trouble than in my
content. I came not only to love her, but to look up to her as a
saint: if ever there was one, it was she, Mr. Grant. She often came
here after I showed her that poem. She used to walk here alone in
the twilight. That horrid Miss Carmichael! she was the plague of her
life!"

"She was God's messenger--to buffet her, and make her know her need
of him. Be sure, Miss Graeme, not a soul can do without him."

Here Mr. Graeme joined them.

"I do not think the earl will last many days," said Donal. "It would
be well, it seems to me, at once upon his death to take possession
of the house in the town. It is the only property that goes with the
title. And of course you would at once take up your abode in the
castle! You will find in the earl's papers many proofs, I imagine,
that his son has no claim. I would have a deed of gift drawn up, but
would rather you seemed to come in by natural succession. We are not
bound to tell the world everything; we are only bound to be able
without shame to tell it everything. And then I shall have a favour
to ask: Morven House, down in the town, is of no great use to you:
let me rent it of you. I should like to live there and have a
school, with Davie for my first pupil. When we get another, we will
try to make a man of him too. We will not care so much about making
a great scholar, or a great anything of him, but a true man. We will
try to help the whole man of him into the likeness of the one man."

Here Mr. Graeme broke in.

"You will never make a living that way!" he said.

Donal opened his eyes and looked at him. Like one convicted and
ashamed, the eyes of the man of business fell before those of the
man of God.

"Ah," said Donal, "you have not an idea, Mr. Graeme, on how little I
could live!--Here, you had better take the will," he added, pulling
it from his pocket.

Mr. Graeme hesitated.

"If you would rather not, I will keep it. I would throw it in the
fire, but either you or I must keep it for a time as against all
chances."

Mr. Graeme took it.

That night the earl died.

Donal wrote to Percy that his father was dead. Two days after, he
appeared. The new earl met him in the hall.

"Mr. Graeme," said Percy,--

"I am lord Morven, Mr. Graeme," returned his lordship.

The fellow said an evil word, turned on his heel, and left them to
bury his father without him.

The funeral over, the earl turned to Donal and looked him in the
face: they walked back to the castle arm in arm, and from that
moment were as brothers.

Earl Hector did nothing of importance without consulting Donal, and
Donal had the more influence both with landlord and tenants that he
had no interest in the property.

The same week he left the castle, and took possession of Morven
House. The people said Mr. Grant had played his cards well: had they
known what he had really done, they would have called him a born
idiot.

Davie, to whom no calamity could be overwhelming so long as he had
Mr. Grant, accompanied him gladly, more than content to live with
him till he went to college, whither the earl wished to send him.
Donal hindered rather than sped the day. When it came, the earl
would have had him go too, but Donal would not.

"I have done what I can," he said. "It is time he should walk
alone."

It was soon evident that the boy would not disgrace him. There is no
certainty as to how deep any teaching may have gone--as to whether
it has reached the issues of life or not, until a youth is left by
himself, and has to choose and refuse companions: the most promising
youths are often but promisers.

With the full concurrence of Miss Graeme, Donal had persuaded
mistress Brookes--easy persuasion where the suggestion was
enough!--to keep house for him. They went together, and together
unlocked the door of Morven House.

Mistress Brookes said the place was in an awful state. There was not
much, to be sure, for the mason to do, but for the carpenter! It had
not been touched for generations! He must go away, and stay away
till she summoned him!

Donal gladly went home to his hills, and took Davie with him. He
told his father and mother, sir Gibbie and his lady, the things that
had befallen him, and every one approved heartily of what he had
done. His mother took his renunciation of the property as a matter
of course. All agreed it should not be spoken of. When they returned
to Auchars, sir Gibbie and lady Galbraith went with them, and staid
for some weeks. The townsfolk said he was but a poor baronet that
could not speak mortal word.

Lord Morven and Miss Graeme had done their best to make the house
what they thought Donal would like. But in the castle they kept for
him the rooms lady Arctura had called her own. There he gathered the
books, and a few other of the more immediately personal possessions
of his wife--her piano for one--upon which he taught himself to play
a little; and thither he betook himself often on holidays, and
always on Sunday evenings. What went on then I leave to the
imagination of the reader who knows that alone one may meet many,
sitting still may travel far, and silent make the universe hear.

Lord Morven kept Larkie for Davie. The last I heard of Davie was
that he was in India, an officer in the army, beloved of his men,
and exercising a most beneficial influence on his regiment. The
things he had learned he had so learned that they went out from him,
finding new ground in which to root and grow. In his day and
generation he helped the coming of the kingdom of truth and
righteousness, and so fulfilled his high calling.

It was some time before Donal had any pupils, and he never had many,
for he was regarded as a most peculiar man, with ideas about
education odd in the extreme. It was granted, however, that, if a
boy stayed, or rather if he allowed him to stay with him long
enough, he was sure to turn out a gentleman: that which was deeper
and was the life of the gentleman, people seldom saw--would seldom
have valued if they had seen. Most parents would like their children
to be ladies and gentlemen; that they should be sons and daughters
of God, they do not care!

The few wise souls in the neighbourhood know Donal as the heart of
the place--the man to go to in any difficulty, in any trouble or
apprehension.

Miss Carmichael grew by degrees less talkative, and less obtrusive
of her opinions. After some years she condescended to marry a farmer
on lord Morven's estate. Their only child, a thoughtful boy, and a
true reader, sought the company of the grave man with the sweet
smile, going often to his house to ask him about this or that. He
reminded him of Davie, and grew very dear to him. The mother
discovering that, as often as he stole away, it was to go to the
master--everybody called him the maister--scolded and forbade. But
the prohibition brought such a time of tears and gloom and loss of
appetite, and her husband so little shared her prejudices against
the master, that she was compelled to recall it, and the boy went
and went as before. When he was taken ill, and on his deathbed,
nobody could make him happy but the master; he almost nursed him
through the last few days of his short earthly life. But the mother
seemed not to like him any the better--rather to regard him as
having deprived her of some of her rights in the love of her boy.

Donal is still a present power of heat and light in the town of
Auchars. He wears the same solemn look, the same hovering smile.
They say to those who can read them, "I know in whom I have
believed." It is the God who is the Father of the Lord that he
believes in. His life is hid with Christ in God, and he has no
anxiety about anything. The wheels of the coming chariot, moving
fast or slow to fetch him, are always moving; and whether it arrive
at night, or at cock-crowing, or in the blaze of noon, is one to
him. He is ready for the life his Arctura knows. "God is," he says,
"and all is well." He never disputes, rarely seeks to convince. "I
will let what light I have shine; but disputation is smoke. It is to
no profit!--And I do like," he says, "to give and to get the good of
things!"

THE END.

Note from John Bechard, creator of this Electronic text.

The following is a list of Scottish words which are found in George
MacDonald's "Donal Grant". I have compiled this list myself and
worked out the definitions from context with the help of Margaret
West, from Leven in Fife, Scotland, and also by referring to a word
list found in a collection of poems by Robert Burns, "Chamber's
Scots Dialect Dictionary from the 17th century to the Present" c.
1911 and "Scots-English English-Scots Dictionary" Lomond Books c.
1998. I have tried to be as thorough as possible given the limited
resources and welcome any feedback on this list which may be wrong
(my e-mail address is JaBBechard@aol.com). This was never meant to
be a comprehensive list of the National Scottish Language, but
rather an aid to understanding some of the conversations and
references in this text in the Broad Scots. I do apologise for any
mistakes or omissions. I aimed for my list to be very
comprehensive, and it often repeats the same word in a plural or
diminutive form. As well, it includes words that are quite obvious
to native English speakers, only spelled in such a way to
demonstrate the regional pronunciation.

This list is a compressed form that consists of three columns for
'word', 'definition', and 'additional notes'. It is set up with
a comma between each item and a hard return at the end of each
definition. This means that this section could easily be cut and
pasted into its own text file and imported into a database or
spreadsheet as a comma separated variable file (.csv file). Failing
that, you could do a search and replace for commas in this section
(I have not used any commas in my words, definitions or notes) and
replace the commas with spaces or tabs.

Word,Definition,Notes
a',all; every,also have
'a',have,
a' body,everyone; everybody,
a' place,all places; everywhere,
a' thing,everything; anything,
a'body,everyone; everybody,
aboon,above; up; over,
aboot,about,
abro'd,abroad,
abune,above; up; over,
ac',act,
accep',accept,
accoont,account,
accoontable,accountable,
accoonts,accounts,
ae,one,
ae-sidit,one-sided,
aff,off; away; past; beyond,
affrontit,affronted; disgraced,also ashamed; shamed
afore,before; in front of,
'afore,before; in front of,
'afore han',beforehand,
'aforehan',beforehand,
aft,often,
aften,often,
again,against; opposed to,also again
again',against,
agen,against,
'ahin',behind; after; at the back of,
ahint,behind; after; at the back of,
'ahint,behind; after; at the back of,
ain,own,also one
aipple,apple,
airms,arms,also coat of arms; crest
airmy,army,
airt,quarter; direction; compass point,also art
airy,chilly,
ait,eat,
aith,oath,
aither,either,
aitin',eating,
aiven,even,
alane,alone,
alang,along,
alison,awl,
alloo,allow,
allooed,allowed,
alloot,allowed,
Almichty,Almighty; God,
amen's,amends,
amo',among,
amoont,amount,
an',and,
ance,once,
ane,one,also a single person or thing
anent,opposite to; in front of,also concerning
Anerew,Andrew,
anes,ones,
'aneth,beneath; under,
angers,angers; makes angry,also grieves
angert,angered; angry,also grieved
angle-corbie,raven (sent from heaven),reference to 1 Kings 17:6
anither,another,
An'rew,Andrew,
answert,answered,
appearit,appeared,
appeart,appeared,
approachin',approaching,
appruv,approve,
a'ready,already,
arena,are not,
argle-barglet,bandied words; disputed; haggled,
art and part,aiding and abetting,
ashamet,ashamed,
aside,beside,also aside
askin',asking,
asun'er,asunder,
'at,that,
aten,eaten,
a'thegither,all together,
a'thing,everything; anything,
'at'll,that will,
'at's,that is,
atween,between,
'atween,between,
aucht,eight; eighth,also ought; own; possess
auchteen,eighteen,
auchty,eighty,
auld,old,
aulder,older,
auldest,oldest,
auld-farrand,old-fashioned,also droll; witty; quaint
ava',at all; of all,exclamation of banter; ridicule
awa,away; distant,
awa',away; distant,
aweel,ah well; well then; well,
awfu',awful,
ay,yes; indeed,exclamation of surprise; wonder
aye,yes; indeed,
ayont,beyond; after,
'ayont,beyond; after,
backbane,backbone,
baggin',swelling; bulging,
bairn,child,
bairnie,little child,diminutive
bairnly,childish,
bairns,children,
baith,both,
banes,bones,
bangin',banging,
bangt,banged,
barnflure,barn floor,
becomin',becoming,
bed-claes,bedclothes,
beery,bury,
beggin',begging,
beggit,begged,
beginnin',beginning,
behavet,behaved,
bein',being,
beir,bear,
beirin',bearing; allowing,
believin',believing,
belongin',belonging,
ben,in; inside; into; within; inwards,also inner room
bena,be not; is not,
beseekit,beseeched,
bethinking (oneself),stopping to think; reflecting,
bidden,abided; stayed,
bide,endure; bear; remain; live,also desire; wish
bidin',enduring; bearing; remaining; living,also desiring; wishing
biggin',building,
biggit,built,
binna,be not,
bit,but; bit,also small; little--diminutive
blamin',blaming,
blaw,blow,
blessin',blessing,
blessin's,blessings,
blin',blind,
blink,take a hasty glance; ogle,also shine; gleam; twinkle
blude,blood,
bludeshed,bloodshed,
bluid,blood,
boady,body,
body,person; fellow,also body
bonnie,good; beautiful; pretty; handsome,
bonny,good; beautiful; pretty; handsome,
boord,board (i.e. room and board),
brainch,branch,
brak,break,
brakfast,breakfast,
br'akin',breaking,
brawly,admirably; very; very much; well,
breid,bread,
brither,brother,
brither man,fellowman; brother,
brithers,brothers; fellows,
brocht,brought,
broucht,brought,
bude,would prefer to,
buik,book,also Bible
buiks,books,
buildin',building,
b'un',bound,
burnin',burning,
buss,bush; shrub; thicket,
buyin',buying,
by ord'nar,out of the ordinary; supernatural,also unusual; exceptional
by ord'nar',out of the ordinary; supernatural,also unusual; exceptional
ca',call; name,
ca'd,called,
cairriage,carriage,
cairry,carry,
callin',calling,
cam,came,
cam',came,
cankerin',souring; festering,also fretting
can'le,candle,
canna,cannot,
carefu',careful,
caret,cared,
carin',caring,
carryin',carrying,
ca's,calls,
castel,castle,
cat,ointment,lit. soft clay or mud
cauld,cold,
cauld-hertit,cold-hearted,
'cause,because,
cawpable,capable,
ceevil,civil,
'cep',except; but,
chairge,charge,
chappin',knocking; hammering; striking,
cheenge,change,
cheengeable,changeable,
cheengt,changed,
cheep,chirp; creak; hint; word,
cheir,chair,
cheirs,chairs,
ch'ice,choice,
chiel',child; young person; fellow,term of fondness or intimacy
chimley-piece,chimney piece; mantle,
chuise,choose,
claes,clothes; dress,
clan,group; class; coterie,
clankin',clanking,
clapper-clash,gossip,
clash,blow; slap; mess,also gossip; tittle-tattle; tale-bearing
clean,altogether; entirely,also comely; shapely; empty; clean
clearin',clearing,
clim',climb,
cloods,clouds,
cloot,clout; box (ear); beat; slap,also patch; mend
close parin',give a short measure,
cobblet,cobbled,
cobblin',cobbling; shoemaking,
comena,do not come,
comfortin',comforting,
comin',coming,
comman',command,
comman'ments,commandments,
committit,committed,
comparet,compared,
compleen,complain,
compleenin',complaining,
comprehen',comprehend,
conceivin',conceiving,
concernin',concerning,
concernt,concerned,
condescen',condescend,
conduc',conduct,
conneckit,connected,
considert,considered,
conteened,contained,
contert,contradicted; thwarted,
contrairy,contrary,
contrive,design,
convic',convict,
cooardly,cowardly,
cooncil,council,
coonsel,counsel,
coont,count,
coontenance,countenance,
coontin',counting,
coontit,counted,
coonts,counts,
coopered,tinkered up,
coorse,coarse,also course
coortin',courting,
corbie,crow; raven,
corbie-steps,corbel steps,projections on a gable resembling a step
correc',correct,
couldna,could not,
crack,news; story; chat; gossip,
cracks,news; stories; chats; gossip,
craps,crops; produce of the field,
cratur,creature,
cratur',creature,
craturs,creatures,
crawin',crowing,
creakin',creaking,
creepit,crept; crawled,
cried,called; summoned,
croont,crowned,
cry,call; summon,
cryin',calling; summoning,
cuist,cast,
cunnin',cunning,
cuttit,cut; harvested,
dacent,decent,
danglin',dangling,
dauchter,daughter,
daur,dare; challenge,
daured,dared; challenged,
daurna,dare not; do not dare,
daursay,dare say,
dawin',dawning,
Dawvid,David,
declaret,declared,
declarin',declaring,
'deed,indeed,
dee'd,died,
dee'dna,did not die,
deein',doing,also dying
dees,dies,
deevil,devil,
deevils,devils,
defen',defend,
deid,dead,
deif,deaf,
deifer,deafer,
deil,devil,
deith,death,
deiths,deaths,
denner,dinner,
denyin',denying,
depen',depend,
describit,described,
dewotit,devoted,
didna,did not,
diffeeclety,difficulty,
differ,difference; dissent,also differ
difficlety,difficulty,
dignities,dignitaries,
dignity,dignitary,
din,sound; din; report; fame,
dinna,do not,
direc',direct,
direckit,directed,
direckly,directly; immediately,
direc'ly,directly; immediately,
dis,does,
disapp'intit,disappointed,
discipleen,discipline,
discontentit,discontented,
discoontenance,discountenance; refuse to approve of,
discoorse,discourse,
disgeist,digest,
disgracin',disgracing,
disna,does not,
disrespec',disrespect,
dist,dust,
disturbit,disturbed,
div,do,
dochter,daughter,
doesna,does not,
dogsure,quite certain,
doin',doing,
doo,dove,darling--term of endearment
dooble,double; duplicate,also double dealing; devious
doobt,suspect; know; doubt,have an unpleasant conviction
doobtfu',doubtful,
doobtin',suspecting; knowing,also doubting
doobtless,doubtless,
doobtna,do not suspect; do not know,also does not doubt
doobts,suspects; knows,also doubts
doon,down,
door-sill,threshold,
doos,doves,
dottlet,crazy; in dotage,
douce,gentle; sensible; sober; prudent,
dour,hard; stern; stiff; sullen,
dowy,sad; lonely; depressing; dismal,also ailing
doze,dose,
drap,drop; small quantity of,
drappin',dropping,
drappit,dropped,
dreid,dread,
dreidfu',dreadful; dreadfully,
dreidit,dreaded,
drogues,drugs,
drunken,drunken,
du,do,
duer,doer,
duin',doing,
dull,deaf; hard of hearing,
dune,done,
du't,do it,
dwall,dwell,
dyke,wall of stone or turf,
earth-dyke,wall of earth,
Ebberdeen,Aberdeen,
edder,adder,
e'e,eye,
eemage,image,
een,eyes,
e'en,even; just; simply,also eyes; evening
efter,after; afterwards,
efterwards,afterwards,
elbuck,elbow,
en',end,
encoonter,encounter,
endeevour,endeavour,
eneuch,enough,
enew,enough,
Englan',England,
enstance,instance,
enterest,interest,
er',ere; before,
etin,giant,also ogre
exackly,exactly,
excep',except,
expeckit,expected,
experrience,experience,
explainin',explaining,
fa',fall; befall,
fac',fact,
fac's,facts; truths; realities,
factor,manager of property,lets farms; collects rents; pays wages
faddomless,fathomless,
failt,failed,
faimilies,families,
faimily,family,
faimily-name,family name; surname,
fain,eager; anxious; fond,also fondly; gladly
fa'in',falling,
fairmer,farmer,
Faith!,Indeed!; Truly!,exclamation
faither,father,
faithers,fathers,
faithfu',faithful,
fallow,fellow; chap,
fancyin',fancying,
fa's,falls,
faund,found,
fause,false,
fau't,fault; blame,
fauvour,favour,
fauvoured,favoured,
fawvour,favour,
fearfu',fearful; easily frightened,
fears,makes afraid; frightens; scares,
fearsome,terrifying; fearful; awful,
feart,afraid; frightened; scared,
feathert,feathered,
feelin',feeling,
fell,very; potent; keen; harsh; sharp,intensifies; also turf
feow,few,
fess,fetch,
fillsna,does not fill,
fin',find; feel,
fit,foot; base,also fit; capable; able
fittin',fitting,
fittit,fitted,
fivver,fever,
fixtur,fixture,
flangna,did not kick; did not throw,
flee,fly (insect),
flingin',kicking; throwing,
flit,shift; remove; depart,
followt,followed,
forbeirs,ancestors; forefathers,
forby,as well; as well as; besides,also over and above
forepairt,front part,also early part (e.g. of the night)
forgettin',forgetting,
for't,for it,
fortin,fortune,
fortins,fortunes,
fowk,folk,
fra,from,
frae,from,
frae hame,away; not at home,
freely,quite; very; thoroughly,
freen',friend; relation,
freen'ly,friendly,
freens,friends; relations,
freen's,friends; relations,
fricht,frighten; scare away,also fright
frichtit,frightened; scared away,
fu',full; very; much,
fule,fool,
fules,fools,
fulish,foolish,
full,fully,also full
f'un',found,
f'undation,foundation,
furnisht,furnished,
furreign,foreign,
furth,forth,
fut,foot,
futur,future,
gae,gave,
ga'e,gave,
gaed,went,
gaedna,did not go,
gaein',going,
gaein's,goings,
gairden,garden,
gait,way; fashion,also route; street
gaither,gather,
gaitherin',gathering,
gane,gone,
gang,go; goes; depart; walk,
gangin',going; walking,
gangin's,goings,
gangs,goes; walks,
gar,cause; make; compel,
gars,makes; causes; compels,
gat,got,
gauin',going,
gein,if; as if; then; whether,also given
German Ocean,,old reference to the English Channel & North Sea
gether,gather,
gethert,gathered,
gettin',getting,
gey,fairly; considerable,
ghaist,ghost; soul; spirit,
ghaists,ghosts; spirits; souls,
gie,give,
gied,gave,
giedst,gave; gaveth (King James style),
giein',giving,
gien,if; as if; then; whether,also given
gi'en,given,
gies,gives,
gie's,gives; give us; give his,
gie't,give it,
girn,grimace; snarl; twist the features,
girned,grimaced; snarled; twisted features,also found fault
girnin',grimacing; snarling,
git,get; acquire,
glaid,glad,
glaidness,gladness,
glaiss,glass,
gleg,quick; lively; smart; quick-witted,
glimp,glimpse; glance,also the least degree
gloamin',twilight; dusk,
glower,stare; gaze; scowl,
glowered,stared; gazed; scowled,
glowert,stared; gazed; scowled,
gluves,gloves,
God-fearin',God-fearing,
goin',going,
gowk,cuckoo; fool; blockhead,
gran',grand; capital; first-rate,
gran'child,grandchild,
gran'er,grander,
gran'father,grandfather,
grantin',granting,
grātis,free; gratuitous,
greit,cry; weep,
greitin',crying; weeping,
grip,grasp; understand,
grippin',gripping,
grit,great,
grit-gran'mother-tongue,great grandmother-tongue,
groanin',groaning,
growin',growing,
grue,feeling of horror; tremor,also tremble
gruntin',grunting,
grup,grip; grasp,
grutch,grudge,
gude,good,also God
gudeman,master; husband; head of household,also farmer
gudewife,mistress of the house; wife,also farmer's wife
guid,good,also God
guidman,master; husband; head of household,also farmer
guidwife,mistress of the house; wife,also farmer's wife
gurly,threatening to be stormy,also growling; boisterous
ha',have,also hall; house
hadna,had not,
hae,have; has,
ha'e,have,
haein',having,
haena,have not,
hae't,have it,
haibitable,habitable,
haill,whole,
hailstanes,hailstones,
Haith!,Faith!,exclamation of surprise
halesome,wholesome; pure,
half-ways,half; partly,
hame,home,
hame-like,like home,
han',hand,
handiwark,handiwork,
handy,near by; close at hand,
han'fu',handful,
hangin',hanging,
hangt,hanged,
han'led,handled; treated,
han'let,handled,
han'lin',handling,
han's,hands,
han'some,handsome,
hantle,much; large quantity; far,
happed,happened,
happent,happened,
h'ard,heard,
hardenin',hardening,
hasna,does not have,
hathenish,heathenish,
haud,hold; keep,
hauden,held; kept,
haudin',holding; keeping,
hauds,holds; keeps,
haud's,hold us; keep us,also hold his; keep his
h'aven,heaven,
h'avenly,heavenly,
h'avens,heavens,
hawt,hawked; cleared the throat,also hesitated
healin',healing,
heap,very much,also heap
hearin',hearing,
hearken,hearken; hear; listen,
hearkenin',hearkening; listening,
hearkent,hearkened; heard; listened,
hearkin',hearkening; listening,
heels ower heid,topsy-turvy,
heicher,higher,
heid,head; heading,
heids,heads; headings,
heild,held,
helpit,helped,
herd,herd-boy; cow-boy,also herd
herd-laddie,herd-boy; cow-boy,
hermonious,harmonious,
hermony,harmony,
hersel',herself,
hert,heart,
hertbrak,heartbreak,
hert-brak,heartbreak,
hertily,heartily,
herts,hearts,
het,hot; burning,
hidin',hiding,
hielan's,highlands,
himsel',himself,
hin'er,hinder,
hing,hang,
hingin',hanging,
hit,it,emphatic
hiz,us,emphatic
honourt,honoured,
hoo,how,
hooever,however,
hoor,hour,
hoose,house,
hoosekeep,keep house,
hoosekeeper,housekeeper,
hoot,pshaw,exclamation of doubt or contempt
hoots,pshaw,exclamation of doubt or contempt
hose,stocking,
houp,hope,
houpless,hopeless,
howk,dig; excavate,
howkit,dug; excavated,
howlin',howling,
hoydenish,inelegantly,
hue,look; appearance,
hummt,stammered; spoke hesitatingly,also murmured
hungert,starved,
i',in; into,
I doobt,I know; I suspect,
ilk,every; each,also common; ordinary
ilka,every; each,also common; ordinary
ill,bad; evil; hard; harsh; badly,also misfortune; harm
'ill,will,
ill-mainnert,ill-mannered,
ill-pleast,not pleased; unhappy,
ill-used,used wrongly,
ill-usin',using wrongly,
'im,him,
implorin',imploring,
impruvt,improved,
in the sulks,sullen,
ineequities,iniquities,
ingle-neuk,chimney-corner or recess; fireside,
inquirin',inquiring,
intendit,intended
,
intil,into; in; within,
intil't,into it,
inveesible,invisible,
ir,are,
isna,is not,
is't,is it,
i'stead,instead,
ither,other; another; further,
ithers,others,
itherwise,otherwise,
it'll,it will,
itsel',itself,
jaud,lass; girl; worthless woman,old worn-out horse
jeally,jelly,
jeedge,judge,
jeedges,judges,
jeedgment,judgement,
j'in,join,
jist,just,
justifee,justify,
justifeein',justifying,
keek,look; peep; spy,
keepin',keeping,
keepit,kept,
ken,know; be acquainted with; recognise,
kenna,do not know,
kenned,known; knew,
kennin',knowing,
kens,knows,
kent,known; knew,
killin',killing,
kin,kind; nature; sort; agreeable,also somewhat; in some degree; kin
kin',kind; nature; sort; agreeable,also somewhat; in some degree
kin'ness,kindness,
kirk,church,
kirk-session,lowest Presbyterian Church court,oversees congregation
kirk-time,time to go to church,
kirkyard,churchyard,
kissin',kissing,
kist,chest; coffer; box; chest of drawers,
knockin',knocking,
knockit,knocked,
lad,boy,term of commendation or reverence
laddie,boy,term of affection
laddies,boys,term of affection
lads,boys,term of commendation or reverence
laich,low; inferior,
laichest,lowest,
lairger,larger,
laistit,lasted,
Laitin,Latin,
lan',land; country; ground,
lane,lone; alone; lonely; solitary,
lanely,lonely,
lanesome,lonesome,
lang,long; big; large; many,also slow; tedious
langer,longer,
lang's,long as,
lan'lord,landlord,
lass,girl; young woman,term of address
lasses,girls; young women,
lassie,girl,term of endearment
lat,let; allow,
latna,let not; do not let,
lat's,let's; let us; let his,
latten,let; allowed,
lattin',letting; allowing,
lauch,laugh,
lauchin',laughing,
lauchs,laughs,
lave,rest; remainder; others,also leave
laverock,lark (type of bird),
lay't,lay it,
lea',leave,
learnin',learning,also teaching
learnit,learned,
learnt,learned,also taught
leavin',leaving,
leddy,lady,also boy; lad; laddy
leddyship,ladyship,
leeberty,liberty,
lees,lies,
leevin',living; living being,
leevit,lived,
len'th,length,
leuch,laughed,
ley,leave,
licht,light,
lichten,lighten,
lichter,lighter,
lichtest,lightest,
lichtit,lighted,
lichts,lights,
lickin',thrashing; punishment,
lift,load; boost; lift; helping hand,also sky; heavens
liftin',lifting,
liftit,lifted,
like,like; likely to; looking as if to,also as it were; as if
likin',liking,
likit,liked,
lines,any written or printed authorities,
lippen,trust; depend on,also look after
lippent,trusted; depended on,also looked after
listenin',listening,
livin',living,
'll,will,
loaf-breid,wheaten loaf (of bread),
lockit,locked,
lodgin',lodging,
lo'e,love,
lo'ed,loved,
lo'ein',loving,
lo'es,loves,
lo'in',loving,
lood,loud,
lookin',looking,
lookit,looked,
loot,let; allowed; permitted,
losin',losing,
lovesna,does not love,
lowlan's,lowlands,
lowse,loose; free,also dishonest; immoral
ludgin',lodging,
lugs,ears,
luik,look,
luikin',looking,
luikit,looked,
luiks,looks,
luved,loved,
lyin',lying,
macker,maker; God
,
mainner,manner,
mair,more; greater,
mairch,march,
maist,most; almost,
'maist,almost,
maister,master; mister,
maistly,mostly; most of all,
maitter,matter,
mak,make; do,
makin',making; doing,
makker,maker; God,
maks,makes; does,
manse,Scottish minister's official residence,
mattin',matting,
maun,must; have to,
maunna,must not; may not,
mayna,may not,
meanin',meaning,
meenute,minute,
meeserable,miserable,
meetin',meeting,
mem,Ma'am; Miss; Madam,
men',mend,
men of Gotham,wise men who play the fools,refers to an English fable
men'in',mending; healing,
men'it,mended; healed,
mentiont,mentioned,
merriet,married,
merry,marry,also merry
merryin',marrying,
micht,might,
michtna,might not,
michty,mighty; God,
mickle,great; big; much; abundant; very,also important; proud
mids,midst; middle,
min',mind; recollection,also recollect; remember
minnie,mother; mommy,pet name
minnisters,ministers,
min's,minds; reminds; recollects,
mirk,darkness; gloom; night,
mirracle,miracle,
mischance,misfortune; bad luck,
mischeef,mischief; injury; harm,
misdoobt,doubt; disbelieve; suspect,
misguidit,wasted; mismanaged; ill-used,
mistak,mistake,
mither,mother,
mither-tongue,mother-tongue,
Mononday,Monday,
mony,many,
moo,mouth,
moo',mouth,
moo's,mouths,
moose,mouse,
mooth,mouth,
mornin',morning,
mouldy,dirty; soiled,
muckle,huge; enormous; big; great; much,
muir,moor; heath,
munelicht,moonlight,
m'untain,mountain,
murdert,murdered,
muvs,moves; affects,
my lane,on my own,
mysel',myself,
na,not; by no means,
nae,no; none; not,
naebody,nobody; no one,
naething,nothing,
naither,neither,
nait'ral,natural,
nane,none,
nat'ral,natural,
natur,nature,
natur',nature,
nearhan',nearly; almost; near by,
neb,tip; point; nib; beak,
necessar',necessary,
neebour,neighbour,
neebours,neighbours,
needsna,does not need to,
neeper,neighbour,
negleckit,neglected,
neist,next; nearest,
news,talk; gossip,
nicht,night; evening,
nigh,near; nearly,
nip,smart; squeeze; bite; pinch,also cheat; steal
no,not,
no',not,
noo,now,
nor,than; although; if,also nor
nowt,cattle; oxen,
o',of; on,
obeddience,obedience,
obeyin',obeying,
objec',object,
observt,observed,
occurrt,occurred,
offerin',offering,
ohn,without; un-,uses past participle not present progressive
on a suddent,suddenly; all of a sudden,
ony,any,
onybody,anybody; anyone,
onygait,anyway,
onything,anything,
onyw'y,anyway,
oonbelief,unbelief,
oondefent,undefended,
oongratefu',ungrateful,
oonholy,unholy,
oonlikly,unlikely,
oonseen,unseen,
oor,our,
oors,ours,
oorsels,ourselves,
oorsel's,ourselves,
oot,out,
ootside,outside,
ootward,outward,
open-hertit,open-hearted,
openin',opening,
oppresst,oppressed,
or,before; ere; until; by,also or
ordinar',ordinary; usual; natural,also custom; habit
ord'nar,ordinary; usual; natural
,also custom; habit
ord'nar',ordinary; usual; natural
,also custom; habit
oucht,anything; all,also ought
ouchtna,ought not,
ow,oh,exclamation of surprise
ower,over; upon; too,
owerbeirin',overbearing,
owercome,overcome; recover,
ower's,over us; over his,
ower't,over it,
pack,property; belongings,
pailace,palace,
pairt,part,
pairties,parties,
pairts,parts,
parin',paring; cutting off the surface,
parritch,oatmeal porridge,
partic'lar,particular,
pat,put; made,
pattren,pattern,
peacefu',peaceful,
pecooliar,peculiar,
peety,pity,
perris,parish,
perswaud,persuade,
pey,pay,
peyin',paying,
peyment,payment,
peyt,paid,
p'int,point,
plack,the smallest coin,worth 1/3 of a penny
plaguin',plaguing,
plaister,plaster,
playin',playing,
pleasin',pleasing,
pleast,pleased,
pleasur,pleasure,
pleesur,pleasure,
pluckit,plucked,
pooches,pockets,
pooer,power,
potterin',pottering,
praist,praised,
prayin',praying,
preejudice,prejudice,
preejudized,prejudiced,
preevilege,privilege,
prefar,prefer,
prejudeese,prejudice,
preparin',preparing,
preshume,presume,
press,wall-cupboard with shelves,
presses,wall-cupboards with shelves,
preten',pretend,
prevailt,prevailed,
prood,proud,
protec',protect,
providin',providing,
prowlin',prowling,
pu',pull,
pu'd,pulled,
pu'in',pulling,
puir,poor,
pullin',pulling,
pu'pit,pulpit,
pushin',pushing,
putten,put,
puttin',putting,
quaiet,quiet,
quaietly,quietly,
queston,question,
quo',swore; said; quoth,
ragin',raging,
raither,rather,
rampaugin',rampaging,
rattlin',rattling,
readin',reading,
rebukit,rebuked,
recollec',recollect,
reid,red,
reivin',plundering; robbing,also roaming; straying
remaint,remained,
repentit,repented,
resolvt,resolved,
respec',respect,
richt,right; correct,also mend
richteous,righteous,
richteousness,righteousness,
richts,rights,
rin,run,
ringin',ringing,
rinnin',running,
rist,rest,
rive,rent; tear; tug; wrench,
rizzon,reason,
rizzonable,reasonable,
rizzons,reasons,
roarin',roaring,
ro'd,road; course; way,
ro'd-side,roadside,
romage,disturbance,
romour,rumour,
roomie,little room,diminutive
roon',around; round,
rouch,rough,
rouchly,roughly,
routit,bellowed; made a loud noise,also poked about; cleared out
row,roll; wrap up; wind,
rudimen's,rudiments,
rum'lin's,rumblings,
rute,root,
's,us; his; as; is,also has
s',shall,
sacrets,secrets,
sae,so; as,
saft,muddy; soft; silly; foolish,
safter,muddier; softer; sillier,
saidna,did not say,
sair,sore; sorely; sad; hard; very; greatly,also serve
sair-hertit,sad of heart,
saitisfee,satisfy,
sall,shall,
sanct,saint,
sarks,shirts,
sattle,settle,
sattlet,settled,
sattlin,settling; deciding,
savin',saving,also except
Sawbath,Sabbath; Sunday,
Sawbath-day,Sabbath day; Sunday,
saxpence,sixpence,
say,speech; saying; proverb,
sayin',saying,
scaret,scared,
school-maister,schoolmaster,
scriptur,Scripture,
scriptur',Scripture,
scunnert,disgusted; loathed,
scushlin,slide; shuffle in walking,
seein',seeing,
seekin',seeking,
seemile,simile,
seemna,do not seem,
seemt,seemed,
seesna,does not see,
see't,see it,
sel',self,
sellin',selling,
semple,simple; of low birth,
sen',send,
sen'in',sending,
servan',servant,
servan's,servants,
setna,do not set,
Setterday,Saturday,
settin',setting,
shakin',shaking,
shamefu',modest; shy; bashful,
sharper,sharper; rougher; coarser,also more clever
shaw,show; reveal,also grove
shaws,shows,
shelterin',sheltering,
shillin',shilling,
shillins,shillings,
shiverin',shivering,
shochle,shake about; joggle; stagger,
shoothers,shoulders,
shoots,shouts,
shouldna,should not,
shue,shoe,
shuit,suit,
shune,shoes,
shutten,shut,
sic,such; so; similar,
sicht,sight,
sichts,sights,
siclike,suchlike; likewise,like such a person or thing
sic-like,suchlike; likewise,like such a person or thing
sidewise,sideways,
siller,silver; money; wealth,
simmer,Summer,
sin,since; ago; since then,also sin; sun
sin',since; ago; since then,
sittin',sitting,
skean dhu,knife; dirk; short-sword,
slaverin',slobbering; talking fast; flattering,
sleepit,slept,
sma',small; little; slight; narrow; young,
sma'est,smallest; littlest; slightest; narrowest,
smugglet,concealed; hid,
sodger,soldier,
some,somewhat; rather; quite; very,also some
somewhaur,somewhere,
soon',sound,
soon's,sounds,
soop,sweep; brush,
sornin',taking food or lodging; sponging,taking by force of threat
soucht,sought,
sowl,soul,
sowls,souls,
spak,spoke,
spang,leap; bound; spring; span,
spark,speck; spot; blemish; atom,
speakin',speaking,
speakna,speak not; do not speak,
speerit,spirit,
speerits,spirits,
speir,ask about; enquire; question,
speiredna,did not ask about or enquire,
speirin',asking about; enquiring; questioning,
speirt,asked about; enquired; questioned,
spellin',spelling,
speyk,speak,
speyks,speaks,
spier,ask about; enquire; question,
sp'ilt,spoiled,
stair,stairs; staircase,
stamack,stomach,
stammert,staggered; stumbled; faltered,
stan',stand; stop,
stan'in,standing,
stan'in',standing,
stan's,stands,
startit,started,
stealin',stealing,
steek,shut; close; clench,also stitch (as in clothing)
steer,stir; disturbance; commotion; fuss,
steik,shut; close; push,also stitch (as in clothing)
stick,stick; gore; butt with horns,
stickin',sticking; goring,
stiles,gates; passages over a wall,
stime,glimpse; glance; least particle,faintest form of an object
stoot,stout; healthy; strong; plucky,
stoppit,stopped,
story-buik,storybook,
strae,straw,
straicht,straight,
strak,struck,
stramash,uproar; tumult; fuss; brawl,
straucht,straighten; straight,
stren'th,strength,
stude,stood,
sud,should,
suddent,sudden; suddenly,
sudna,should not,
sune,soon; early,
suner,sooner,
sun'ert,sundered,
supposin',supposing,
sutors,shoemakers; cobblers,
swarmin',swarming,
sweir,swear,
sweirin',swearing,
swingin',swinging,
syne,ago; since; then; at that time,also in (good) time
't,it,
ta,to,
tae,toe; also tea,also the one; to
taen,taken; seized,
ta'en,taken; seized,
taibernacles,tabernacles,
taich,teach,
tak,take; seize,
takin',taking,
takna,do not take,
taks,takes; seizes,
taksna,does not take,
talkin',talking,
tane,the one,
tanneree,tannery,
tap,top; tip; head,
taucht,taught,
tauld,told,
teep,type,
teeps,types,
teetin',peeping; stealing a glance,
teetle,title,
telled,told,
tellin',telling,
tellt,told,
telt,told,
ten'ency,tendency,
ten'er,tender,
ten'erest-hertit,most tender-hearted,
thae,those; these,
than,then,also than
thankfu',thankful,
thankfu'ness,thankfulness,
thankit,thanked,
the day,today,
the morn,tomorrow,
the morn's,tomorrow is,
the nicht,tonight,
the noo,just now; now,
thegither,together,
themsel's,themselves,
thereawa',thereabouts; in that quarter,
thinkin',thinking,
thinkna,do not think,
thinksna,does not think,
this day week,in a week's time; a week from now,also a week ago
this mony a day,for some time,
thocht,thought,
thoo,thou; you (God),
thoucht,thought,
thrashen,threshed,
thraw,throw; turn; twist,
threid,thread,
threip,argue obstinately,also maintain by dint of assertion
thro't,throat,
throttlin',throttling,
throu',through,
throuw,through,
til,to; till; until; about; at; before,
till's,to his; to us,
til's,to his; to us,
til't,to it; at it,
timorsome,timorous; fearful; nervous,
tither,the other,
tod,fox,
toddlin',toddling; walking unsteadily,
toon,town; village,
toon-fowk,town folk; city folk,
toons,towns; villages,
toor,tower,
toot-moot,low muttering conversation,
touchin',touching,
traivel,travel,
traivellin',travelling,
traivels,travels,
traivelt,travelled,
tramp,trudge,also tramp
transplantit,transplanted,
travellin',travelling,
treatin',treating,
trem'lin',trembling,
tre't,treat,
trible,trouble,
tribled,troubled,
triblet,troubled,
trimlin',trembling,
trim'lin',trembling,
troth,truth; indeed,also used as an exclamation
trowth,truth; indeed,also used as an exclamation
trustit,trusted,
tryin',trying,
'tsel',itself,
tu,too; also,
tuik,took,
turnin',turning,
turnpike-stair,narrow spiral staircase,
turnt,turned,
twa,two; a few,
twalmonth,twelvemonth; year,
twasome,couple; pair,
twise,twice,
unco,unknown; odd; strange; uncouth,also very great
unco',unknown; odd; strange; uncouth,also very great
un'erstan',understand,
un'erstan'in,understanding,
un'erstan'in',understanding,
un'erstan's,understands,
un'erstan't,understood,
unlockit,unlocked,
up the stair,upstairs,also to heaven
upbringin',upbringing,
uphaud,uphold; maintain; support,
upo',upon; on to; at,
upsettin',forward; ambitious; stuck-up; proud,
uttert,uttered,
varily,verily; truly,
varra,very,
veesitation,visitation,
veesitin',visiting,
veesitit,visited,
veesits,visits,
verra,very; true; real,
v'ice,voice,
vooed,vowed,
wa',wall,also way; away
wad,would,
wadna,would not,
waitin',waiting,
waitit,waited,
wan'erin',wandering,
wantin',wanting; lacking; without; in want of,
wantit,wanted,
war,were,
wark,work; labour,
warkin',working,
warklessness,inability to work,
warks,works,
warl',world; worldly goods,also a large number
warl's,worlds,
warna,were not,
warnin',warning,
warran',warrant; guarantee,
warst,worst,
warstle,wrestle,
wa's,walls,also ways
wasna,was not,
was't,was it,
wastena,do not waste,
watter,water,
wauges,wages,
wauk,wake,
waukin',waking,
waukit,woke,
waur,worse,also spend money
wawves,waves,
wayfarin',wayfaring,
weather-cock,place where criminals were kept,refers to churchsteeple
weddin',wedding,
wee,small; little; bit,also short time; while
weel,well; fine,
weel-behavet,well-behaved,
weel-kent,well-known; familiar,
weel's,well as,
weicht,weight,
weir,wear,also hedge; fence; enclosure
weirer,wearer,
wha,who,
whaever,whoever,
whan,when,
wha's,who is,also whose
whase,whose,
What for no?,Why not?,
What for?,Why?,
whate'er,whatever,
whauls,whales,
whaur,where,
whaurat,wherefore,
whaurever,wherever,
whauron,whereon,
whause,whose,
wheen,little; few; number; quantity,
whiles,sometimes; at times; now and then,
whilk,which,
whustlin',whistling,
wi',with,
willin',willing,
win,reach; gain; get; go; come,
win',wind,
winna,will not,
winnin',reaching; gaining; getting
,
win's,winds,
winsome,large; comely; merry,
wi'oot,without,
withoot,without,
won,reached; gained; got,
wonderin',wondering,
won'er,wonder; marvel,
won'erfu',wonderful; great; large,
won'erin',wondering,
woo',wool,
workin',working,
worryin',worrying,
wouldna,would not,
wow,woe,exclamation of wonder or grief or satisfaction
wrang,wrong; injured,
wranged,wronged,
wrangs,wrongs,
wrangt,wronged,
wringin',wringing,
writin',writing,
wud,wood; forest,adj.-enraged; angry; also would
wudna,would not; will not,
wull,will; wish; desire,also astray; stray; wild
wullin',willing; wanting,
wullin'ly,willingly,
wulls,wills; wishes; desires,
wuman,woman,
wur,lay out,also were
wuss,wish,
w'y,way,
wynds,narrow lanes or streets; alleys,
w'ys,ways,
wyte,blame; reproach; fault,
ye,you; yourself,
year,years,also year
ye'll,you will,
yer,your,
yerd,yard; garden,
ye're,you are,
yerl,earl,
yersel',yourself,
yon,that; those; that there; these,
yon'er,yonder; over there; in that place,
yon's,that is; that (thing) there is,
yoong,young,
yoonger,younger,
yoongest,youngest,
Zacchay,Zaccheus,see Luke 19

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