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The Scots language has a rich tradition, and abounds with marvellous words. Each week this blog will show a different Scots or Gaelic word with its English equivalent. I hope that you will enjoy them as much as I do!

Linda Gilmore Sutherland

 

 

LINTIE 21/11/2016

by Linda - 01:01 on 21 November 2016

LINTIE = LINNET

A lintie or linnet is a wee bird in the finch family Fringillidae. It derives its name from its liking for seeds of flax, from which linen is made. It is a lively little bird, and the word lintie can also refer to a sprightly, merry girl.

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