A Scots Dictionary of Nature brings together – for the first time – the deeply expressive vocabulary customarily used to describe land, wood, weather, birds, water and walking in Scotland.
Author: Amanda Thomson
Scotland is a nation of dramatic weather and breathtaking landscapes – of nature resplendent. And, over the centuries, the people who have lived, explored and thrived in this country have developed a rich language to describe their surroundings: a uniquely Scottish lexicon shaped by the very environment itself. A Scots Dictionary of Nature brings together – for the first time – the deeply expressive vocabulary customarily used to describe land, wood, weather, birds, water and walking in Scotland. Artist Amanda Thomson collates and celebrates these traditional Scots words, which reveal ways of seeing and being in the world that are in danger of disappearing forever. What emerges is a vivid evocation of the nature and people of Scotland, past and present; of lives lived between the mountains and the sky.
To which is Prefixed, a Dissertation on the Origin of the Scottish Language John
Jamieson John Longmuir, David Donaldson (F.E.I.S.). בנן “ He is naturale ... [
Naitrul Natural are used also in the sense of V. NER . illegitimate . ) TO NAVELL ,
v . a ...
Rich , nourishing : applied to grass ; as , nature To NATTER , v . N. To chatter ,
conveying the gerse , nature hay , that is , rich grass and hay , idea of
peevishness , ill humour , or discontentproduced by the ground spontaneously ,
S.O. , ment ...
I breyde , I make a brayde to do a thing sodaynBRACHE . Rute of brache , source
of dissension . n . ly ; Je mefforce . I breyde out of my slepe ; Je tres“ Ye see quhat
abundance of luif nature hes wrocht saulx hors de mon somme . ” Palsgr .
Recalling that Scots and English share origins in Plattdeutsch I would add that ,
in Scots , gyte means “ mad , insane ; mad with rage , pain , etc . ” 63 Nirenberg
eventually traces Geist to a Sanscrit word meaning “ angry , terrible and
Adapted to the Present State of Literature, Science, and Art, on the Basis of
Webster's Dictionary, with the Addition of Many Thousand ... Natural religion ,
belief in a God , and Natural obligations , in Scots law , those NATURALIZING ,
tion ; and if he was violently argumentative in support | all feelings of patriotism at
defiance : to many it of the opinions he had adopted , he was so not as a seemed
an anomaly in human nature , that a Scots . man who is determined to maintain ...
DEFORCEMENT ' , in Scots law , the opposing or re God , and his all governing
providence , and some no . filling the ... in medicine , the act of swallowing as
also the obligations of natural religion ; but so far the food , performed by means
735 King Alfred , history , philosophy , and poetry pol Marihew Paris , monk of St.
Alban's ; History of England 1259 Roger Bacon , Somersetshire , natural
philosophy 1292 John Fordun , a priest of Mearns - shire ; history of Scotland
PIA MATER [ Anatomy ] a fine Coat or Membrane , immediPue'siCAL ( phyficus ,
L. Qualnos , Gr . ] natural , fome- ately investing the Brain , L. thing belonging to ,
or really existing in Nature . PIANNET , a Bird , the lesier Wood - pecker .
ere found or in their natural state ; and i with brick by Ælius a Ronan general ,
endeavors to find reasons for the functi- in the year , . 406. who leaving Erio ons
and operations of them , by the help tain , it was ruin'd by the Scots , and neof ...
The hand of nature hath contributed to mark the ancient distinétion of the Scots
and Pićts: the former were the men of the hills, and the latter those of the plain.
The eastern coast of Caledonia was a level and fertile country, and produced, in
are found or in their natural state ; and , with brick by Ælius a Roman general ,
endèävoi rs to find realons for the functi- in the year , .466 . who leaving Brions
and operations of them , by the help tain , it was ruin'd by the Scots , and ne . of ...
Scots , and the real land rent is about of the county of Clackmannanshire , itands
on an eminence 14 , 2001 . ... from the Rubbleare covered with natural woods ,
which are highly useful and Stone Quarry in Clacknacarry to this embankment ...
Charters containing these a disposition with a procuratory of resigna - different
duties are termed , according to their tion , may demand an entry from the
superior , nature , blench or feu charter3 . Original on payment of the entry -
Neither by natural disstory of Richard ' s escape to Scotland , which position nor
youthful training was he well was ... 388 ) , a poor along with her physical beauty ,
Richard man , ' traveland ' in the out isles ' of Scot - united a firmness of will and ...
In religion he was 3 See CHAMBERS , " Biographical Dictionary of Eminent Scots
. strict Calvinist . ... He was for many years the he published , in 1757 , his " Natural History of Senegal , pastor of churches in New York city , winning great ...
Ye see quhat abundance of luif nature hes wrocht in our heart towerdis yow ,
quhairby we are movit raTo BRADE , Buaid , v . n . 1. To resemble , & c . ] Add ;
ther to admit sumthing that utheris perchance wald esteme to be ane
... with repeated solicitations that he would throw together some In a work of such
a multifarious nature , and containing sa memoranda of ... His mother's reliable
key to unlock the valnable stores of our Scottish literature , mame was Cleland .
... to be free Ports , viz . , Balcarry , Port Mary ( so named from the circumstance of
Mary Queen of Scots , taking shipping there , after the battle of Langside , in 1568
) , and Mullock Bay : the first of these is safe , and commodious by nature ; and ...