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AICHT, AIGHT, ECHT, EGHT,, and (without change of form) used also as ppl. [ext, ɛxt Ork., n.Sc.]

1., sometimes without inflexion.

(1) “To owe, to be indebted” (Jam.2 1825, for Abd., under aight, eght, but without illustration. See 2 below).

(2) “To own, to be the owner of” (Jam.2 1825, for Abd.). Ork.(D) 1915  J. T. S. Leask in Old-Lore Misc., Ork. Shet., etc. VIII. i. 40:
'E offered naething for 'id, nor is muckle is spiered da ald man at aicht id, gin 'e wad sell id.
Bnff. 1931 2 :
I cam on a cripple sheepie at the widside, an' I canna fin' oot fa echt it.
Abd. 1925 7 :
Fa aichts this? = To whom does this belong?
Abd. 1928  Q. B. Lane Tinkler Jock in Abd. Book-Lover VI. No. 1, 14:
What mair could he ha'e though he echtet the glen?
Bch. 1930  (per
Fa aicht this? = To whom does this belong?

2. With participial force = owing (of a person). (See Awn(d), 1.) Mearns 1930 
Foo muckle am I aicht ye? = How much do I owe you?

3. With participial force = possessed of (with dependent substantive). Abd. 1873  Murray D.S.C.S. 193:
Faa's aicht that? = Whose is that?

[See Aich, v.2, Awe, v.1, and Aucht, v.2]

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