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Scots is the Germanic language, related to English, spoken in Lowland Scotland and Ulster, not the Celtic language Gaelic!
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ablach, ablack, ablagh, ablich, abloch, aiblich,
ablach [ˈabləx, ˈablɪç, MN. ˈeblɪç]
n. A mangled carcase or body, an insignificant or contemptible person through lack of size or defect of will or intellect, untitdy or clumsy person, humourously for a child, objects defective through lack of size etc.
able, ables, aible, aibles, disables, dishable, ill-able, yabble, yabbles, yable, yables, yibble, yibbles,
able [ebl, S. jɪbl]
adj. Able, substantial, physically fit, strong, shrewd, cute. arch. Well-to-do, rich.
 
ables
adv. Perhaps
 
Compounds and phrases etc.
 
disable [ˈdɪsebl, ˈdɪʃebl]: To render unable, to incapacitate, to disqualify.
ill-able: Hardly able.
no able: Not able, incabable, unable.
ablaw, ablo, ablow, beblow, blomaist, blowmaist, in_ablo, in_ablow, inablo, inalow, keek-a-bo, keekaboo, keek-a-boo, keek-bo, keek-boo, keekie-bo, keekie-boo, keeky-bo, keeky-boo,
ablo [əˈbloː]
prep. Under, below, often preceded by in. On the lower side or part of, lower down in, further down from.
adv. Below, beneath, lower down.
 
Compounds and phrases etc.
 
blomaist [ˈbloːmest]: superl. Lowest, furthest underneath.
in ablo: Underneath, under.
keek-a-bo [-bo, -buː]: A game of peep-bo. Prevarication, shilly-shallying.
abolish,
abolish [əˈbolɪʃ]
v. To abolish.
abominable,
abominable [əbonənəbl]
adj. Abominable, detestable.
$boot, $bootgates, $bout, abit, aboot, aboots, abuit, boot, bootgates, bout, boutgates, in_aboot, inaboot, pitten_aboot,
aboot [əˈbut]
adv. On the outside, on every side. In all directions round, through, or over a place, here and there. Turned. Approximately, in respect of number, quantity or degree.
prep. On every side of, round. All over, here and there in. In the neighbourhood of a place or person. Relating to, concerning.
 
Compounds and phrases etc.
 
'bootgates: Going around. A roundabout way. A ruse, underhand means.
in aboot: Inside, nearby.
oot aboot: Outside.
up aboot: Somewhere in or near.
abraid, abread, abrede, abreed, abreid,
abreed [əˈbrid]
adv. Over a wide area, abroad. In wider stretch, wide, apart, open. To pieces, in pieces.
abridgement,
abridgement [əˈbrɪdʒmənt]
n. An abridgement.
Abriven, Abrivin, Abruiven,
Abriven [aˈbrɪvɪn]
pn. Aberuthven (Perth and Kinross).
absence, absent,
absence [əbˈsəns]
n. The state of not being present.
 
Compounds and phrases etc.
 
absent: adj. Absent, not present. v. To withdraw from, to remain away.

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