Saint Patrick's Journey
 
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V X Y Z

A

abacus

wee beads on a frame tae help ye coont

archaeologist

a boadie wha fins oot hoo we leeved lang syne by lukkin at oul biggins, graves, tools an things folk uised

arithmetic

uisin nummers tae add, tak awa, multiply an divid

artefact

ocht pit thegither by a boadie lang syne tae help us fin oot mair aboot whut wye they leeved

astronomers

fowk wha ettle tae lairn mair aboot tha sun, moon, planets an stars

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B

bazaar (relating to a church bazaar)

a kirk bazaar is a place whar fowk sell things tae mak siller

bishop

a heidyin or a gye important preesht or minister

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C

cathedral

mair muckle nor a kirk

cell (relating to a monastery)

in a monasterie: a wee sma ruim wi'oot much in it, bigged laik a beeskip

commemorate

daein stuff tae help ye mine a boadie or ocht that happent lang syne

confession

tae let on ye hae daen ocht wrang

conqueror

the yin wha wins

consonants

tha 19 letters o tha alphabet that ir nae tha vowels

crosier

a lang decoratit stick affen carriet bae a bishop

curragh

a wee boat uised lang syne an pit thegither wi' streekit skins o beece an wood

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D

deacon

a boadie wha helps a preesht or minister in tha kirk

decipher

tae fin oot whut tae dae or soart oot a puzzle

donations

gifts o siller or ocht gien tae help a charity

druid

a preesht frae lang syne wha houls nature tae be abain aa.

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E

 

excavation

tae hoke up things, buriet in tha grun lang syne

extinct

ocht that deed oot an cannae be fun on earth nae mair

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F

fact

ocht that’s knowed tae be true an can be proved.

fasting

tae dae wi'oot fuid fur a wheen o daes

fawn

a young deer

folklore

oul yairns or legends that hae bin hannit doon bae wurd o mooth frae faither tae sin

fort

a muckle biggin, whiles on a wee brae, an uised by sojers tae guard tha airt

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G

Great Famine

a time whun monie folk deed o hunger an disease in Airlan aboot 1846-1851

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H

illuminated manuscripts

gye bonnie decoratit scrievins, daen by han an maist affen bae monks, hunners o yeir afore thair wus machines tae print pages or buiks

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K

kidnapping

takkin a boadie bae force an keepin thaim agin their will as a prisoner

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L

learned

ya sae this "lairn-ed" an it means a boadie wha kens a muckle lock

lent

Fur 40 days frae 'Ash Wednesday', Christians get readie fur Easter, whiles bae no atin a wheen o fuids

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M

manuscripts

han-scrievit pages or buiks, whiles frae lang syne afore thair wur printin machines

medieval

frae "Tha Middle Ages" - in historie, tha time atween 500 AD an 1300 AD

megalith

a gye muckle stane pit up in a parteeklar airt bae fowk a lang time syne.

merchants

fowk wha buy an sell ocht

midden

a midden is an oul compost heap whar fowk pit their rubbish

missionary

a boadie sent bae a kirk tae tak aboot God tae fowk in ither pairts

monastery

a hoose or wee clachan whar monks leeve, work an worship God thegither

mosaics

wee pieces o colourt stane or tiles pit thegither tae mak a pattern, picthur or decoration

myth

an oul yairn frae lang syne

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O

ogham

gye oul scrievins frae Airlan whar tha letters luik laik a clatter o wee lines cut intae a stane or bit o wuid

oratory (place)

a wee ruim fur prayin in

oratory (person)

stannin up an taakin afore fowk

oxen

a kine o coo (kye)

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P

pagan

a boadie wha isnae Christian, Jew or Muslim an wha houls mair nor yin god tae be abain aa

patron saint

a halie boadie frae lang syne wha folk houl tae be gye special

pilgrimage

a stravaigin fur religion, whiles tae a special halie airt

plumage

tha feathers o a burd

primate

tha maist important minister or preesht in tha kintrie

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Q

quill

a pen med frae a muckle goose feather or whiles a turkey or swan

 

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R

rath

a muckle ring o earth or stane bigged lang syne tae protect the fowk wha leeved thair

refectory

a muckle ruim whar fowk ait thegither

relics

ocht gye oul that yinst belanged tae a gye halie boadie

Roman Empire

a wheen o kintries ruled ivver bae tha Romans

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S

sacristy

tha ruim in a kirk whar ocht uised fur worship is kep - laik special claes

saint

a gye guid, kind boadie wha ither Christians houl tae be gye special

scholar

a boadie wha maks muckle studies o ocht

scriptorium

tha scrievin ruim in a monasterie whar monks wrought at bonnie manuscripts

settlement

an airt whar fowk cum tae leeve

shrine

a special airt whar fowk mine a boadie wha's deid - whiles a halie boadie

slavery

a slave is kep by anither boadie an haes tae work gye hard fur them

souterrain

an unner-grun passage way in a rath

spires

heich points abeen a kirk tooer

spiritual

haein deep feelins an beliefs aboot religion

stained glass windows

colourt gless cut intae shapes tae mak picthurs, maist affen in kirks

Stonehenge

a gye oul airt in Inglan wi a wheen o muckle stanes in a circle

swineherd

a boadie wha mines pigs

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T

toga

a lang piece o cloth, wrapt roon yer boadie an hangin loose at yer shoothers, worn a lang time syne by tha Romans

torc or torque

a gye cantie neck ring or arm ring, appen at tha front an whiles made frae gold or bronze

tranquil

gye peaceful an calm

tribes

a wheen o folk boarn in tha yin airt wha leeve thegither an tak tha yin tongue

Trinity

Christians houl God leeves in thrie differin wyes: God tha Faither, God tha Sin, an God tha Halie Spurit.

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U

urn

a muckle container, whiles wi a lid

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V

vellum

whut monks uised fur screivin oan, tha specially treated skin o young beece

vigils

keepin awake tae pray

villas

hooses whar important Romans leeved

vowels

tha 5 letters in tha alphabet that ir nae consonants - a, e, i, o, u

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W

wealthy

haein muckle siller, bein well-tae-dae

wilderness

lan that hasnae bin uised fur growin ocht or biggin ocht

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