Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

Hide Quotations Hide Etymology Cite this entry

AINCIN, ANCE-EN, adv. = aince, once. Slk. 1825  Jam.2:
He'll ride very weel, gin he were aincin to the road.
s.Sc. a.1870  H. S. Riddell Poems (1871) I. 198:
If ance-en ye could warpel throwe.

[The suffix in is prob. due to some analogy such as aince in a way, aince on a time, aince an (see Aince, B.(6)), aftaften. Cf. the balladist's firsten = first(ly).]

You may wish to vary the format shown below depending on the citation style used.

"Aincin adv.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 16 Dec 2017 <http://www.dsl.ac.uk/entry/snd/aincin>

275

snd

Try an Advanced Search

Browse SND:

Browse Up
    Loading...
Browse Down

Share: