For all your dictionary needs!
Spelling. Are you looking for Quaigh?
Header of quaich

quaich

Definition of the noun quaich

What does quaich mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: quaiches

  1. [obsolete] A traditional, shallow, two-handled Scottish cup symbolising friendship. It was originally used to toast the arrival or departure of a visitor.

Explanation

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.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for quaich

Click on a title to look inside that book (if available):

Google previewPagan Portals - Fairy Witchcraft (2014)

A Neopagan's Guide to the Celtic Fairy Faith by Morgan Daimler

The Quaich is a bowl with two handles ...

Google previewScottish Culture and Traditions (2010)

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 ...

Google previewThe 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 ...

Google previewMore 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 ...

Google previewScottish Gold and Silver Work (1999)

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, ...

Google previewAn Etymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language (1887)

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.

Google previewA dictionary of the derivations of the English language (1872)

by English language

quaich, cup, waucht, draught, GaeL wauch, to drink.] To swallow in large draughts ; to drink copiously of ...

Google previewDictionary 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.

Google previewThe English Dialect Dictionary: T-Z. Supplement. Bibliography. Grammar (1905)

by Joseph Wright

beside quaddy [ squaich to scream Sc. Irel. beside quaich ; squalm qualm Yks. Lin. ; squeech a corner overgrown with bushes Suf.

Google previewThe 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 ...

Google previewThe Grove Encyclopedia of Decorative Arts (2006)

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 ...

Google previewThe Imperial Dictionary of the English Language (1883)

A Complete Encyclopedic Lexicon, Literary, Scientific, and Technological by John Ogilvie

quaich. queff.] To drink; to ...

Google previewEssential 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, ...

Google previewChambers School Dictionary

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 ...

Online dictionaries and encyclopedias with entries for quaich

Click on a label to prioritize search results according to that topic:

Photos about quaich

If you need images about quaich for an article or a report, you can download stock photos at a very small price:
Small photo of Road into Glen Quaich, ScotlandSmall photo of Traditional Scottish quaich filled with single malt whisky. Isolated on white backgroundSmall photo of Glen Quaich, BothySmall photo of Traditional Scottish quaich filled with single malt whiskySmall photo of Loch Freuchie and The Crannog, looking across to Creag Bheag and Craig Hulich. Glen Quaich, is across the other side of the Loch and The Rob Roy Way, run either side of the Loch. Perthshire, Scotland.Small photo of Scottish quaich isolated on the white backgroundSmall photo of Scottish quaich isolated on the white background More...

Video about quaich

Quaich Meaning

Video shows what quaich means. A traditional, shallow, two-handled Scottish cup symbolising friendship. It was originally used to toast the arrival or depart...

Scrabble value of Q10U1A1I1C3H4

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.

Anagrams of QUAICH

What do you get if you rearrange the letters?

See also the blanagrams of quaich!

Share this page

Next...

Go to the pronunciation of quaich to learn how to say it correctly!


Privacy Policy | Cookies Policy
Keyword Tool | Romanian-English Dictionary