We made this glossary page because any good library needs one of these...and so do quite a few of our stories, poems and other posts. That's because we sometimes use words that are either old, specific to a region or from the faerie languages, which means everyone won't know them all...but we hope this page will help you to understand each and every one of them.

Glossary or words and terms

bairn   :  
[ beyrn ] Scottish & North England
A Child, toddler or a young 'un. (last eve when my wee bairn was crying so, I sang her a song of a time long time ago, and afore I was done, to sleep she did go.)
brae   :  
[ brey ] Scottish & North England
A hill, hillside or a slope of note. (they rolled down the brae like a 9 pound round of Gloucester cheese.)
kabouter   :  
[ Kha--bow-tyr ] Dutch
Kabouters are weefolk from the low countries who are similar to gnomes and leprechauns...but in the way a rabbit is similar to a hare but not quite the same (The Kabouter said that he knew nothing about any pot of gold and went about his business)
ken   :  
[ ken ] Scottish
To know or to understand something. (Aye, I ken that wee goblin, he's always causing trouble round here)
nae   :  
[ ney ] Scottish and Northern England
Not or no. (they said it's nae possible for hogs to fly, but he started singing 'bout "nae worries" and gave it a try.)
wee   :  
[ wee ] Scottish & Old English
Small, little or tiny. It can also be combined with one of the aforementioned words (e.g: wee little) to indicate that something is weer than wee. (Say, did you see that wee little flea? No, I did not, for it was too wee to see.)
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