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Wynd, n.2 Also: wynde, vynd, wind(e, weynd; (weynde, wende); wyn(e, wein. [Wynd v. Cf. OE ȝewind winding ascent, spiral.] A, freq. winding, narrow street or alley, chiefly in towns and cities. Chiefly, in proper names or with qualifier identifying the street, etc. Also in comb. with fute, gate, hede, hous, mouth. Stratam regiam que dicitur le Weynde ex parte orientali; c1283 Reg. Paisley 385.
Thomas de la Wende burg' de Perte; 1364 Rot. Sc. 880/2.
Robertus Wynde; 1382–3 Reg. Episc. Aberd. I 165.
Alterum vero iacet in le nuneside … contigue ad le Winde; 1421 Inchcolm Chart. 48.
Inter communem venellem vocatam le garvachis wynd; 1442 Cart. S. Nich. Aberd. I 117.
Terra Mathei Forestare jacente in le Mary Wynde; 1492 Stirling Chart. 50.
Le Nudryis Vynd infra burgum de Edinburgh; 1505–6 Reg. Great S. 617/1.
(a) A tenement … betuene the housis of the vicar … & the wynde vnder the astlar; 1400 MacRae Early Sc. Texts No. 7.
Thai till Edynburgh held the way, In at the Frere Wynd entryd thai; Wynt. viii 4492.
The comon venale callit Sanct Leonardis wynde; 1439 Edinb. Chart. 64.
Wind; c1456 Edinb. B. Rec. MS (Reg. H.).
Dur and wondow opynand apon the said wynd; 1481 Peebles B. Rec. I 189.
iiij s. of annuel rent to Johne of Wallod of the Wynd or his assignis; 1488 Dunferm. B. Rec. I 2.
Winde; 1502–3 Treas. Acc. II 248.
All the stretis and vynds [pr. vnydis] of this toun; 1539 Aberd. B. Rec. I 165.
All common passagis als weill without the burgh as wyndis within the sammyn be wesyit seyne & considerit ȝeirlie; 1541 Linlithgow B. Ct. 20 Dec.
They enterit at Parice portis … And throw the wyndis [pr. ryndis] raid … As thay that to the royall palice tendit; Clar. iv 1838.
That na person … be found … drinking in any wynd or alehouse … after ten hours of the night; 1558 Dundee Chart. 155.
For panting of the officiars wyndis agane Yule, iiij s.; 1558–9 Edinb. Old Acc. I 281.
Betuix the loyn dykis of the wynd quhilkis passis fra the grammer scoill of the burgh of Elgin and the mos thairof; 1581 Elgin Rec. I 159.
Mr. Petir Watsonis land in the college vynd; 1587 St. A. Baxter Bks. 42.
The Hunter Wyndis set to Besse Weketschaw … and the uther wyndis set all togider with the burn edge … to Katte Carmychell and the said Besse Weketschaw; 1604 Lanark B. Rec. 114.
(b) Gaites, houses, close, wynes, straits and streits; Dalr. II 174/18.
The mercheant booth, lyand … on the north syd of the huckster wyn; 1641 Aberd. B. Rec. III 270.
All theis who haue hors … to lead ane fraucht of staine and sand to calsay the schoole wyne; 1651 Inverness Rec. II 205.
From … the Millne dame at the wast the comon tounes wyne at the north; 1675 Cullen Kirk S. 5 Nov.
(c) Belonging to James Robertson in the narrow wein 200 bolls qwhayt sallt; 1653–4 Aberd. Shore Wk. Acc. 366.
(d) The … captain of the watch, shall … see the watch visit the whole streets & weynds in the toun; 1667 Kelso Baillie Ct. 34b.
The said weynd is ane publick common street; 1694 Glasgow B. Rec. IV 135.
comb. It is ackit qwhen the common bel ryngis all men sall cum to the ballȝes at the wynd hed; 1460 Montrose Baillie Ct. 13b.
[In the street … commonly called] the Wyndeheide; 1554 Glasgow Prot. I 67.
That all the close futtis on bayth syddis of the Hie Streit … be closyt … and the wynde futtis onle to be oppin; 1558 Edinb. B. Rec. III 21.
The annuel of the fore place at the Wyne Heid that lyis to the Halye Bluid altar; 1575 Glasg. Univ. Mun. I 93.
Patrik Schangs hous in the hie gaitt foirnent the freiar wynd heid; Diurn. Occurr. 307.
Thomas Aichinsoun … lugeing in Todrikis Wynd fute; 1590 Edinb. B. Rec. V 19.
For helping vp the wyndhous 6 s.; 1643 Rec. Old Aberd. II 149.
Spaces of the shipp rawe betwixt the wynd mouth that enters it from the Castellgate and from thence to the shipp rawe porte; 1646 Aberd. Council Lett. III 63.
Via arcti vici ‘lie narrowe vynd gate’; 1649 Sutherland Charters in Orig. Par. II ii 622.
I have this day got Mertimes last termes maill of chop and stands at fasters wynd head; 1680 Foulis Acc. Bk. 64.

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