Outlander: Gaelic and Scots phrases used on the show - and what they mean

From 'Sassenach' to 'dinna fash', here's the meaning of the Gaelic and Scots words used in Outlander.

"Time doesn't matter Sassenach" (Photo: Starz)
"Time doesn't matter Sassenach" (Photo: Starz)

Gaelic

Sassenach

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Often used by Jamie as a nickname for Claire Sassenach means foreigner, typically an English person.

"Time doesn't matter Sassenach" (Photo: Starz)

Nighean

A term of endearment for a woman, that can mean daughter,young woman, or lass.

Leannan

Another term of endearment meaning sweetheart, or beautiful woman.

Cridh

Gaelic word for heart.

Gradh

Gaelic term for love.

Caraid

Close friend; Ma Charaid means my friend.

Scots

Bairn

Commonly used term for a baby or young child.

Besom

A grumpy person, typically female.

Dinna fash

A reassuring phrase meaning 'don't worry'.

Gomeral

An idiot, a fool, a simpleton

Greet

A Scots term meaning to cry.

Ken

To know.