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AFF-2, AF-, pref. of O.N. origin = off in meaning, found in many compounds in I.Sc. (and some in Cai.) [ɑf + af]

1. Af(f) bearin, ppl.adj. (See quot.) [′ɑf′beərɪn] Sh. 1908  Jak. (1928):
Afberin, diverting, endeavouring to stop or to turn the subject of conversation.
Sh. 1914  Angus Gl.:
Dissuading.

2. Af(f) bend, v. (See quot.) [′ɑf′bɛnd] Sh. 1866  Edm. Gl.:
Affbend, to remove the furniture from a peat-pony.
Sh. 1908  Jak. (1928):
To afbend a horse, to take off the pack of a pack-horse.
Sh. 1914  Angus Gl.:
Afbend, to take the bends off a horse.
Sh. 1931 5 :
Aff-bend, to take harness (of any kind) off a horse; also, to take a horse from a cart.

3. Af(f)bidden, adj. (See quot.) [′ɑf′bdɪn] Sh. 1908  Jak. (1928):
Afbiddin, distasteful, of a repulsive appearance.
Sh. 1914  Angus Gl.:
Afbiddin, having a forbidding appearance, having a threatening aspect.
Sh. 1930 4 :
He hid an affbidden wye.

4. Af(f)kled, v. To undress. [′ɑf′klɛd] Sh. 1908  Jak. (1928):
To afkled anesell.
Sh. 1931 4 :
Affkled, naked.

5. Af(f)kom, n. Offspring. [′ɑfkɔm] Sh. 1908  Jak. (1928):
Afkoms, offspring; descendants. (Barclay.)
Sh. 1931 4 :
The coo was an affkom o' stock fae Ayrshire.

6. Af(f)lay, n. Fluency of speech. [′ɑf′le] Sh. 1908  Jak. (1928):
He has a great af-lay.
Sh.(D) 1918  T. Manson Hum. Peat Comm. I. 104:
Yon chap o yours is no a grit haand at da afflay.

7. Af(f)rinnens, n. (See quot.) [′ɑf′rɪnɪnz] Sh. 1908  Jak. (1928):
Afrinnins, husks shaken from the corn after its drying.
Sh. 1914  Angus Gl.:
Afrinnens, the heaviest part of the refuse of corn, which falls on the tail of the flakki [straw mat] when corn is being fljūget [winnowed].
Sh. 1931 5 :
Fig., as “Dis book is fu' o' affrinnens,” where the author has been deemed guilty of needless digression or prolixity.

8. Af(f)rug, afrog, n. (See quot.) Sh. 1866  Edm. Gl.:
“Affrug of the sea” — a spent wave receding from the shore.
Sh. 1908  Jak. (1928):
Afrog.
Sh. 1914  Angus Gl.:
Afrug, the reflux of a wave after it has struck the shore.

9. Affshot, n. (See quot.) [′ɑfʃɔt] Cai. 1911  John o' Groat Jnl. 10 Feb.:
A cross-tide that occurs off a headland.
Sh. 1931 4 :
The current which carries past a headland and does not follow the coast.

10. Af(f)skod, n. (See quot.) [′ɑfskʌd] Sh. 1908  Jak. (1928):
Afskod, rebound of a wave.
Sh. 1931 4 :
Da affskod cairried 'im oot.

11. Af(f)suk, n. (See quot.) [′ɑfsuk] Sh. 1908  Jak. (1928):
Afsuk, outward setting tide at the beginning of ebb.
Sh. 1931 4 .

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"Aff- prefix2". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 17 Dec 2017 <http://www.dsl.ac.uk/entry/snd/aff_prefix2>

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