A bad wound may heal, but a bad name will kill.
A bald head is soon shaven.
A constant guest is never welcome.
A cracked bell will never mend.
A gien horse shouldna be looked in the mouth.
A gude cow may hae an ill calf.
A gude word finds a gude place.
A lang tongue has a short hand.
(Those who promise most often do least.)
A gude year winna mak him, or an ill year break him.
(A beggar will never be bankrupt.)
A craw is nae whiter for being washed.
A man’s hat in his hand ne’er did him harm.
A muffled cat was ne’er a gude mouser.
A raggit coat is armor against the robber.
A scalded cat dreads cauld water.
A guilty conscience needs nae accuser, a clear one fears nane.
A fair maiden tocherless (without a dowery) will get mae wooers than husbands.
A short grace is good for hungry folk.
A wild goose ne’er laid tame eggs.
A word is enough to the wise.
A rotten apple spoils its neighbor.
A turn weel done is twice done.
A swallow doesna mak a summer.
An ill turn is soon done.
As ye brew sae shall ye drink.
Auld tods need nae tutors.
Avoid in yourself what you blame in others.
A Scot’s Dictionary
ach (pronounced a-CH) Ach is an expression of surprise, disgust or disappointment: Ach, you don’t really notice the smell after awhile.
afore (pronounced a-fore) Afore means before: I’ll get home afore ye.
Ah Ah is a Scots word meaning I: Ah said Ah hadnae seen him.
ahint Ahint means behind: Hing yer coat up ahint the door.
arrestment In Scots law, arrestment is the seizure on someone’s wages, bank account, payments, etc.
atween (pronounced a-tween) It means between: a sausage in atween two dauds o’ bread.
auld (rhymes with bald) Auld means old.
awa (pronounced a-waw) Awa means away
awfy (pronounced aw-fi) Awfy means awful: Ah feel awfy.
Aye (pronounced eye)