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GlossaryEdit

Chapter Word Pronunciation Meaning
1 sassenach [sass-uh-nakh] /sasəNəx/ [1] outlander, or foreigner; an English person. Usage generally derogatory. (OC)
6 drammach [dram-mukh] A simple Scots food made from oatmeal and water. (W)
9 balgan-buachrach
(also: ballag buachair)
[ba-la-kin boo-uh-khrukh], [ballak buakhar] mushroom; literally, "manure bubble" (OC)
10 tulach ard /tuLəx aːRd/ [2][3] "the high hill"; battle cry of Clan MacKenzie (LG, OC)
11 sgian dhu /sgʲən'du/ [4] "black knife"; a small knife (LG, OC)
16 mo duinne (correction: mo nighean donn) (/mə Nʲi.an dɔuN/)[5][6][7] my brown-haired lass (LG, OC)
18 tannasg /taNəsg/ [8] ghost (LG)
22 stad /sdad/ [9] stop! abide! (LG)
22 mo dhu [mo ghuh] my black one (ungrammatical) (OC)
22 sguir /sgurʲ/ [10] stop! (LG)
24 buidheachas /bujəxəs/ [11] gratitude, thanks (LG)
24 mo charaid /mə xarɪdʲ/ [5][12] my friend (LG)
24 donas /dɔnəs/ mischief, harm; bad luck, mishap; devil (LG)
24 duine /dɯNʲə/ fellow, person; man (LG)
24 cobhar /ko.ər/ foam, froth (LG)
24 Ciamar a tha thu? /kiəmar a ha uː/ How are you? (W)
24 mo airgeadach /mə ɛrʲɛgʲədəx/ my silver one (probably not common usage) (LG, OC)
24 calman geal /kaLaman gʲaL/ white dove (LG)
25 croich gorm /krɔç gɔrɔm/ (meaning is uncertain; croich translates as "gallows" and gorm can mean blue or green (LG)
26 mo buidheag (correction: mo bhuidheag) /mə bujag/, /mə vujag/ my friend (OC); any small yellow item (animals, plants...) (LG); goldfinch, or any small yellow bird (OC2)
26 Broch Tuarach /brɔx tuərəx/ north-facing tower (LG, OC)
26 sheas (or seas) /ʃes/ stand! stop! (LG, OC)
26 mo maise (correction: mo mhaise) /mə maʃə/ , /mə vaʃə/ my beauty. Common usage is more likely mo nighean mhaiseach, "my beautiful girl" (LG, OC)
26 mo chridhe /mə xrʲi.ə/ my heart, a term of affection (LG, OC)
26 mi dhu (correction: mo nighean dubh) [me ghuh]
(/mə Nʲi.an duh/)[5][6][13]
my dark-haired lass (LG, W)
31 ruadh /Ruəɣ/ (browny) red, rust-colored (used for natural fibers e.g. hair, wool...) (LG)
33 gille /gʲiLʲə/ lad; man-servant (LG)

ReferencesEdit

  1. Sasannach – LearnGaelic.net
  2. tulach – LearnGaelic.net
  3. ard – LearnGaelic.net
  4. sgian-dubh – LearnGaelic.net
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 mo – LearnGaelic.net
  6. 6.0 6.1 nighean – LearnGaelic.net
  7. donn – LearnGaelic.net
  8. tannasg – LearnGaelic.net
  9. stad – LearnGaelic.net
  10. sguir – LearnGaelic.net
  11. buidheachas – LearnGaelic.net
  12. charaid – LearnGaelic.net
  13. dubh – LearnGaelic.net

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