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Scotland - a glossary of archaic terms, as well as a number of Modern Scots words and phrases, useful for genealogical research. Legal terms, words linked to property and possessions, found in wills and testaments.

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VAIK, of a tack (tenancy) the state of vacancy of a tenancy, or the falling vacant of a tenancy.  

VALENT, upheld.

VENNEL, narrow street or passage.

VERDOUR BED, bed with tapestry representing woodland scenery.

VICARAGE TEINDS, the small tithes, as distinct from the rectorage teinds.

VICTUAL, victuelis, grain of any kind.

VILL, village, buildings round a castle.

VINTNER, wine-merchant, keeper of an inn.

VOLT, vault, or sometimes the circular tread round a centre, e.g., in grinding at a mill.  

VPHALDYN, upheld.

VRAK (WRECK) of SALMON, salmon cast ashore.

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... Quhar for i exort zou my thre sonnis, that ze condiscend in ane faythful accord : than doutles god sal releue zou of the grit afflictione that ze haue indurit be the incredule seid in ingland, & also i beleue that he sal mak zou ane instrament til extinct that false generations furtht of rememorance : & sa fayr veil.

 

Heir endis the complaynt of scotland.

 

Nichil est turpius, quam sapientis vitam, ex insipientium sermone pendere.

Cice. de fini.

 

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