Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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ALOOR, int. Alas! Alack! Ork. 1885  Col. D. Balfour Ancient Ork. Melodies (No. III.):
What ails my heart to feel sae sad? Aloor! My Mary is away.
Ork.(D) 1888  W. T. Dennison, translation of John Gilpin, E.E.P. V. 805:
“Aloor!” ko' he, “yet fetch hid me.” [Transliterated.]
Ork. 1920  J. Firth Remin. Ork. Par. (1922) 149:
Aloor — an expression of pity.

[“Probably ill-hour,” Dennison Orcad. Sk. Bk., Glossary.]

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"Aloor interj.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 13 Dec 2018 <>



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