Words and Phrases
dowie

“dowie”

Meaning:

unhappy, sad / worn out with fatigue

In Literature:

Excerpt from Address to a Cricket by Sarah Leech

When younkers scamper, ane by ane,
and dowie I am left alane,
you cheer my heart wi’ hamely strain,
or shrill-toned chirple

Excerpt from Tha Whuttler an tha Princess by BBC Tellytales - Translated by Ulster-Scots Language Society

Tha kïng wus dowie, but. He didnae ken wha shud merry oan his dochtèr.


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