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by Linda Seiberling
(Cameron, NC USA)
Loudoun Kirk - remains of the church and churchyard
Is there a Scottish word for 'quilt' or 'quilter'?
Well there's Scottish Gaelic and there is also Scots.
Scots is more Germanic, related to English and spoken mostly in the Lowlands. Scottish Gaelic is older in Scotland and more closely associated with the Highlands.
n. Down, the soft under-plumage of birds. Fine dust or chaff of oats, meal, etc.
dim. dounie A feather quilt.
n. A quilt, a quilted bed covering.
v. To quilt.
cuibhrig (masculine form)
cuibhrig-throm (feminine form)
I couldn't find 'quilting' or 'quilter' for either language, but I suspect those words are probably more recent - folks sewed quilts but probably didn't think of themselves as quitlers, whereas with Modern English we '-er' and '=ing' just about anything we do now.
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