An Etymological Glossary of the Shetland & Orkney Dialect; With Some Derivations of Names of Places in Shetland

An Etymological Glossary of the Shetland & Orkney Dialect; With Some Derivations of Names of Places in Shetland

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1866 edition. Excerpt: ...da. pistren, id. Peilk, to pick up, to steal small things, S. Peitan, a diminutive, ill-tempered person, S.; isl. patti, puerulus. Pell; "A pell of a thing"--anything that is in tatters, as applied to clothing; or that is very much out of repair, as applied to a vessel, house, etc., S.; da. pialt, a rag; pell in isl. is a preciousgarment. Pellack, a porpoise, S. Pellat, matted together, S.; da. pialtet, ragged, tattered. Pellat-rool, a young horse having his coat hanging in tag-locks, S. Pells, rags, tatters, S.. Pemmint, a thrashing, a mild chastisement, S. Penga, money, S.; da. penge; no. penga, id. Penkl, to twinkle, to sparkle, S. Penshens, puddings or tripe, "pinch-puddings," S. Pernishapas, a pair of tongs, S. Persowdie, a medley, an incongruous mixture, S. Pewrl, to fret, to whine, S. Peyailack, the membranous covering of the roe of a fish, the roe entire, S. Piaag, to work hard, to toil assiduously, S. Pick, wax; also, as in Scotland, pitch, S.; du. pik, id. Pick, to pitch over, S. Pickaternie, common tern (Sterna hirundo), O. and S.; da. pikke; isl. picka, to peck, and tarre, a kind of seaweed. Pickie, same as "huggiestaff," S.; da. pikke; isl. piaka, to peck. Pickit; "Pickit-wi-dirt"--daubed with dirt, S. Pickit-lingal, a shoemaker's waxed thread, S. Pieg, anything of infeiior or diminutive growth; ex. "& pieg o' kail"--a very small cabbage, S.; pseg in the da. pro. is the term for the Sirpus palustris, from which the Shet. term is probably derived, and figuratively or comparatively applied. PieN, to strike as with a hammer, S. Piercel, a gimlet, S. Pierk, to frizzle up, to stand up like the pile of cloth, S. Pierkit, frizzled, rough, S. Piers, a long reddish-coloured worm...show more

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  • 9781236572493