Orkney-English results

waar adjective worse  ☞ “Ah’m feelan waar the day”  ☞ “He’s tin a waar wey” “He has taken a turn for the worse”  ☞ “He’s gaan bi the waar” “He’s getting worse”  ☞ waar o the wear not in good condition  ☞ “Me gansey’s the waar o the wear”
ware • waar noun seaweed growing below the low water mark (tang grows above)  ☞ “The ware time is a sair time” “an old saying meaning that it was a laborious job to manure the land with seaweed in Spring time”

  • ware brak seaweed breaking loose and driving ashore in the spring and autumn
  • ware cowe piece of seaweed
  • ware sea heavy sea which casts seaweed ashore
  • ware pick bent pick for gathering seaweed