Show Search Results Show Browse

Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

Hide Quotations Hide Etymology

Abbreviations Symbols Cite this entry

About this entry:
First published 1941 (SND Vol. II).

CAIRL, CAERIL, n. used attrib. In phr. a Cairl sky, “a belt of clear sky seen on the horizon towards the south” (Rxb. 1923 Watson W.-B.). [kerl, kɛrl]e.Dmf.2 1933:
“Dinna gan' fer withoot yer coat the day; there was a ‘Caeril' sky this mornin', and it is sure to be rain.” By Caeril sky is meant a very red sky in the morning, just over Carlisle from here [Langholm]. It is almost certain to be wet, later in the day, after a “Caeril” sky.

[Cairl = the Liddesdale (also Hawick) [pronunciation] for “Carlisle” (Watson).]

You may wish to vary the format shown below depending on the citation style used.

"Cairl n.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 3 Oct 2022 <http://www.dsl.ac.uk/entry/snd/cairl>

5425

snd

Hide Advanced Search

Browse SND:

    Loading...

Share: