Sunday, May 27, 2007


I have learnt that 'starn' is the Scots word for both star and the pupil of the eye. Interestingly this means that the expression 'starry-eyed' or 'stars in your eyes' is literally true.

starn [starn, S. stern]
star, pupil of eye, stern

shot starn [$ot starn, S. -stern]
a meteor

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