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Thread #82980   Message #1522728
Posted By: Bill D
16-Jul-05 - 05:26 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Elfin Knight (Child #2)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mary O'Hara's The Elfin Knight #2
"Ye maun winny't in your ? (sounds like "leaf")

"loof" or "luif" which a book I have defines as "open hand"

'stak', I think, is 'sack' (word used in several versions)
the other word used in combination with 'loof/luif' is glove...but listening to Mary O'Hara, it doesn't sound like 'gloof', does it?

the closest I see are the versions that say either:

"Ye maun thresh 't atween your lufes,
And ye maun sack it atween your theis" (thighs)

"And ye maun sack it in your gluve
And ye maun winno't in your leuve"

I guess it was not always understood even BY Scottish speakers....and since ALL the 'suggestions' were impossible, I suppose any silly combination makes sense, hmmm?