Definition of the noun quaich
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noun - plural: quaiches
- [obsolete] A traditional, shallow, two-handled Scottish cup symbolising friendship. It was originally used to toast the arrival or departure of a visitor.
Quaich: A quaich, archaically quaigh or quoich, is a special kind of shallow two-handled drinking cup or bowl in Scotland. It derives from the Scottish Gaelic cuach meaning a cup.
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A Neopagan's Guide to the Celtic Fairy Faith by Morgan Daimler
The Quaich is a bowl with two handles ...
by Norman C Milne
The quaich is a round bowl with two or three lugs at the top for holding. In some examples the quaich was made from different coloured staves of wood for example, ebony and boxwood adorned with silver. Stuart mentions that in some ...
The Reliquary (1890)
The quaich is an essentially national form of cup, peculiar to Scotland. Under the same head “Domestic Life,” the numerous objects connected with Scottish archery meetings, and which were exhibited, are carefully described, and the subject ...
More Brilliant Answers (2010)
by AQA 63336
how dou spell that bowl with handles that u drink whisky out of made of silver or pewter A quaich is a small whisky cup, usually made from silver. It has two ...
by Ian Finlay, Henry Fothringham
two handles are the normal complement and the vessel usually described as a quaich is a shallow bowl with a pair of opposed handles jutting out horizontally from the lip, or just below the lip. 'Quaich' is derived from the Gaelic word cuach, ...
To which is Prefixed, a Dissertation on the Origin of the Scottish Language by John Jamieson, John Longmuir, David Donaldson (F.E.I.S.)
QUAICH, QUAIGH, s. V. DICT. Quaich is the origin of E. quaff, as the following extract shows.
by English language
quaich, cup, waucht, draught, GaeL wauch, to drink.] To swallow in large draughts ; to drink copiously of ...
Dictionary of Pub Names (2006)
by David Rothwell
Quaich Glasgow. A form of Gaelic cuach, 'cup', used to describe a shallow drinking cup formerly used in Scotland. It was usually made of small wooden staves hooped together, and had two ears or handles. Arbroath has a Golden Quaich.
by Joseph Wright
beside quaddy [ squaich to scream Sc. Irel. beside quaich ; squalm qualm Yks. Lin. ; squeech a corner overgrown with bushes Suf.
The Encyclopaedia Britannica (1911)
A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and General Information by Hugh Chrisholm
QUAICH, or Quaron, a form of Scottish drinking vessel. The word is an adaptation of the Gaelic cuach, cup, bowl; cf. Welsh cawg, and is usually referred to the Gr. xafixos, xaiixa, through Lat. caucus. In the 18th century it is sometimes spelled ...
by Gordon Campbell
Larger quaiches were used as ceremonial drinking cups or possibly communion cups. The quaich was originally made of wooden staves hooped together or of horn or bone, possibly with silver mounts. Later examples were made entirely of ...
A Complete Encyclopedic Lexicon, Literary, Scientific, and Technological by John Ogilvie
quaich. queff.] To drink; to ...
Essential Scots Dictionary (2004)
by Iseabail Macleod, Pauline Cairns
quaich. cupboard n aumrie; (especially in wall) press, bole. curb v crub, pit the haims on, pit the branks on. n crub. curd n curds cruds, ...
boggy ground quaich (pronounced kvicxkh) noun, Scottish a shallow ornamental cup with two handles quail verb to shrink back in fear • noun a type of small bird like a partridge quaint adjective pleasantly odd, especially because of being ...
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The value of this 6-letter word is 20 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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