Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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GYOLA, n. Also giola, gjola. The whey with particles of floating curd which falls to the foot of a churn after the addition of hot water to the buttermilk on the completion of butter-making (Sh. 1866 Edm. Gl., giola, Sh. 1955). [′gjo:lɑ] Sh. 1897  Shetland News (22 May):
I wiss ta Guid I'd hed a shappin' can o' edder blaedig or giola ta tak' wi' me da day.
Sh. 1922  J. Inkster Mansie's Röd 142:
Girzzie . . . cam wi' sweet mylk an' gjola an' bread fir wir supper.
Sh. 1949  J. Gray Lowrie 42:
As fur dee mylk, da gyola an' da druttle, I ken doo'll truly wis fur hit back again.

[Norw. dial. kjore, curdled milk, kjøra, a mixture, a gritty cheese sediment in whey, with voicing of k and interchange of r and l.]

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"Gyola n.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 21 Mar 2018 <>



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