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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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keen, keenlie, keenly, keenness, kein,
keen [kin]
n. A small crack on the fingers caused by frost or cold.
adj. Keen. Of people: lively, brisk, with renewed vigour after an illness, avaricious, driving a hard bargain, looking sharply after their own interests. Of animals: full of go, spirited. Of prices: good, competitive.
 
keenly
adv. Keenly etc.
 
Compounds and phrases etc.
 
keenness: Keenness.
kaing, kang, keeng, keengdom, keengrick, keing, keingdom, keingrik, king-come-a-lay, king-cum-a-lay,
keeng [kiŋ]
also king [kɪŋ]
n. A king.
 
Compounds and phrases etc.
 
king-come-a-lay: A children's game.
keengdom: A kingdom.
keengrick: arch. A kingdom
keeng tae: Superior to.
keen, keeng, keng, kyeeng, kyeng,
keeng [I.Sh. k(j)iŋ, k(j)ɛŋ]
n. A clasp or rivet of pewter etc. used for mending broken earthenware or china articles.
v. To mend broken crockery etc. with a clasp or rivet.
cappin, ceppin, cheep, kape, kapin, keaper, keep, keepeen, keeper, keepet, keepin, keepit, keept, keep-up, keepur, keip, keipit, kep, kep$, kepin, kepp, keppin, kept, keyp, kippin, kyeep, tyeep, upkeep, yill-cap, yill-kaip, yill-kep,
keep [kip]
v. To tend, take care of. Of talk or noise etc. to maintain, sustain, keep going.
pt. pp. keepit, keept.
 
Compounds and phrases etc.
 
keepin [ˈkipɪn]: Keeping, containing, restraining, guarding, attending to, taking care of, giving careful attention to, maintaining, sustaining, keeping going.
keepie-in: Detention at school or home.
keepie-up: Keeping a ball in the air using the feet, knees or head.
keeper [ˈkipər]: A keeper. MN. A store animal, an animal kept for fattening.
keep in (guid) wi: To keep in with, to keep on good terms with.
keep oot: Exclude.
keep-up: Upkeep, maintenance.
upkeep: Financial support.
cairie, ciridh, keerie, keero, keery, keeryo,
keerie [ˈkiri, ˈkeːrɪ]
n. The native sheep of Orkney. A pet name for calling sheep.
dim. I.Ork. keero [ˈk(j)iro]
keest, keestie, keestit, keestless, keesty, keist, keistie, keistless, kiest, kiestless, kist, kistit, kistless, kyst, kystless,
keest [S. SW. kist]
n. Sap, pith, substance, vigour, sexual desire.
v. To shrivel with over-cooking.
pt. pp. keestit adj. Dried up, withered, lacking in substance and distinguishing quality.
 
keesty
adj. Lecherous.
 
Compounds and phrases etc.
 
keestless: Tasteless, insipid, lacking in substance, spirit, or vigour, affording no nourishment.
keeve, keive, kieve, kive,
keeve [kiːv]
n. A tub or vat used for brewing.
keevee, kee-vee, keevie, keevy, keivee, kevee, kivie, quivvy,
keevie [ˈkiːˈviː]
adj. col. On the alert, in high spirits.
keezle, keezle-stane, keisyl, keisyl-stane, kysle, kysle-stane,
keezle [kiːzl, kəizl]
n. Gravel, shingle.
 
Compounds and phrases etc.
 
keezle-stane: A flint stone.
kegel, kegelt, keggle, kegglit, kegl, kegle, keglie, kyeggle, kyegglie,
kegle [I.Sh. kjɛgl, kegl]
n. A shapeless lump, a rough, unwieldy person or animal. A commotion.
v. To tangle or twist by careless spinning, plaiting, or twining etc. To sprain.
pt. pp. kegelt adj. Scatter-brained, full of tomfoolery.
 
keglie
adj. Shapeless, lumpy.

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