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).
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 😁