Cereal Terms in the <i>DOST</i> Record

Iseabail Macleod

in Perspectives on the Older Scottish Tongue

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print April 2005 | ISBN: 9780748622818
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748653362 | DOI:
Cereal Terms in the DOST Record

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This chapter considers what the terminology of cereal crops and their products in the Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue tell us about the language and diet of Lowland Scotland in the period. It presents a vocabulary of cereal varieties such as corn, bere, ait/ate, and mele/meil. It then describes forms of consumption and the cooking of cereals.

Keywords: Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue; cereal crops; language; diet; Lowland Scotland; consumption; cooking

Chapter.  4351 words. 

Subjects: Regional and Area Studies

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