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Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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First published 1956 (SND Vol. IV).
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GORTAG, n. A dwarf, dwarfish person (Cai.4 1920). Gael.

[Gael. gortag, a starveling, from gort, famine, hunger.]

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"Gortag n.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 3 Oct 2023 <>



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