Naig — Animals in Scots #12

Hi all 😁 Naig (horse) is today’s animal in Scots.

Other names for the thane naig (noble horse) are: cuddie (also a donkey), horse-baist, gry (gypsy), garron (small, sturdy, used in hills), orra horse (kept for odd jobs).

Thane Naig by Jez Braithwaite
Thane Naig

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.

If any of you out there want to know the name of a particular animal in Scots, let me know!

Hae a guid day 😁

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