Orkney-English results

tak verb (past tense tuk, tuik, past participle taen, tin, teen) take  ☞ “The frost’s taen the air” “The air is very cold”

  • tak at get on with it • do the other thing • lump it  ☞ “If tho disno like hid, thoo can just tak at”
  • tae be taen to die; in olden days it was taboo to use the name of someone who had recently died “Him (or her) thit was taen” was used instead
  • tae tak oot
    1. to take peats from the person cutting them and to set them on the bank
    2. (of weather) to improve
  • tae tak paece to settle down  ☞ “I wish that bairn wid tak paece”
  • tae tak tae to start to  ☞ “He tuk tae the laugheen” “He started t