Kinnen — Animals in Scots #7

Hi all 😁 Today it’s the turn of the kinnen (rabbit).

There many other great names for rabbits in Scots; kyunnen (Shetland), bawtie (south). We then move onto pet names: mappie, map-map, moppie, mup-mup; and leprone is a young rabbit.

Kinnen by Jez Braithwaite
Kinnen (rabbit)

All the Scots words for these posts are taken from The Concise English-Scots Dictionary, by the Scottish National Dictionary Association. The words chosen will be the generally accepted term, but as in all languages there are regional variations, as well as sub-species variations. For example, an owl is generally known as a hoolet in Scots, but an ool in Shetland & the NE. A barn owl is a white hoolet & a long eared owl, a hornnie hoolet.

Hae a guid day 😁

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