Poems and Songs of Robert Burns: Terminology: N

Updated May 6, 2020 | Infoplease Staff
by Robert Burns


Na, nae, no, not.
Naething, naithing, nothing.
Naig, a nag.
Nane, none,
Nappy, ale, liquor.
Natch, a notching implement; abuse.
Neebor, neibor, neighbor.
Needna, needn't.
Neist, next.
Neuk, newk, a nook, a corner.
New-ca'd, newly driven.
Nick (Auld), Nickie-ben, a name of the Devil.
Nick, to sever; to slit; to nail, to seize away.
Nickie-ben, v. Nick.
Nick-nackets, curiosities.
Nicks, cuts; the rings on a cow's horns.
Nieve, the fist.
Nieve-fu', fistful.
Niffer, exchange.
Nit, a nut.
No, not.
Nocht, nothing.
Norland, northern.
Nowt, nowte, cattle.
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