Welcome to DSL, which brings together the two major historical dictionaries of the Scots language:
- A Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue (DOST)
Older Scots - 12th century - 1700
- The Scottish National Dictionary (SND)
Modern Scots - 1700 - 2005
Their 22 volumes provide a comprehensive history of Scots, making DSL an essential research tool for anyone interested in the history and development of the language.
Word of the Day
Dominie n. a schoolmaster, a minister
A treasure trove…
With over 77,000 separate entries, over 250,000 spelling variants and over 750,000 illustrative quotations, the DSL is a treasure trove of information about the Scots language - whether for scholarly research or just for the pleasure of browsing. Dip in and see what you can find.