Complete Poems and Songs of Robert Burns

Glossary : H

Ha':   hall
Ha' folk:   the servants
Haddin:   holding:   inheritance
Hae:   have
Haet:   a thing
Haffet:   hauffet:   the temple:   the side of the head
Haffets:   side-locks
Hafflins:   half:   partly
Hag:   a moss:   a broken bog
Haggis:   a special Scots pudding:   made of sheep's lungs:   liver and heart:  
onions and oatmeal:   boiled in a sheep's stomach
Hain:   to spare:   to save
Hairst:   har'st:   harvest
Haith:   faith (an oath)
Haivers:   v havers
Hal':   hald:   holding:   possession
Hale:   hail:   the whole
Hale:   health
Hale:   hail:   whole:   healthy
Halesome:   wholesome
Hallan:   a partition wall:   a porch:   outer door
Halloween:   All Saints' Eve (31st of October)
Hallowmas:   All Saints' Day (1st of November)
Haly:   holy
Hame:   home:  
Han':   haun:   hand
Han-darg:   v darg
Hand-wal'd:   hand-picked (ie:   choicest)
Hangie:   hangman (nickname of the Devil)
Hansel:   the first gift; earnest
Hap:   a wrap:   a covering against cold
Hap:   to shelter
Hap:   to hop
Happer:   hopper (of a mill)
Hap-step-an'-lowp hop-step-and-jump
Harkit:   hearkened
Harn:   coarse cloth
Hash:   an oaf
Haslock woo:   the wool on the neck of a sheep
Haud:   to hold:   to keep
Hauf:   half
Haughs:   low-lying rich lands by a river
Haun:   v han':  
Haurl:   to trail
Hause:   cuddle:   embrace
Haveril:   hav'rel:   one who talks nonsense
Havers:   nonsense
Havins:   manners:   conduct
Hawkie:   a white-faced cow; a cow
Heal:   v hale
Healsome:   v halesome
Hecht:   to promise; threaten
Heckle:   a flax-comb
Heels-o'er-gowdie:   v gowdie
Heeze:   to hoist
Heich:   heigh:   high
Hem-shin'd:   crooked-shin'd
Herd:   a herd-boy
Here awa:   hereabout
Herry:   to harry
Herryment:   spoliation
Hersel:   herself
Het:   hot
Heugh:   a hollow or pit; a crag:   a steep bank
Heuk:   a hook
Hilch:   to hobble
Hiltie-skiltie:   helter-skelter
Himsel:   himselfk
Hiney:   hinny:   honey
Hing:   to hang
Hirple:   to move unevenly; to limp
Hissels:   so many cattle as one person can attend (R B)
Histie:   bare
Hizzie:   a hussy:   a wench
Hoast:   cough
Hoddin:   the motion of a sage countryman riding on a cart-horse (R B)
Hoddin-grey:   coarse gray woolen
Hoggie:   dim of hog; a lamb
Hog-score:   a line on the curling rink
Hog-shouther:   a kind of horse-play by jostling with the shoulder; to jostle
Hoodie-craw:   the hooded crow:   the carrion crow
Hoodock:   grasping:   vulturish
Hooked:   caught
Hool:   the outer case:   the sheath
Hoolie:   softly
Hoord:   hoard
Hoordet:   hoarded
Horn:   a horn spoon; a comb of horn
Hornie:   the Devil
Host:   v hoast
Hotch'd:   jerked
Houghmagandie:   fornication
Houlet:   v howlet
Houpe:   hope
Hove:   swell
Howdie:   howdy:   a midwife
Howe:   hollow
Howk:   to dig
Howlet:   the owl
Hoyse:   a hoist
Hoy't:   urged (R B)
Hoyte:   to amble crazily (R B)
Hughoc:   dim of Hugh
Hullions:   slovens
Hunder:   a hundred
Hunkers:   hams
Hurcheon:   the hedgehog
Hurchin:   urchin
Hurdies:   the loins:   the crupper (R B) (i e:   the buttocks)
Hurl:   to trundle
Hushion:   a footless stocking
Hyte:   furious