Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

Hide Quotations Hide Etymology Cite this entry

ANEUCH, Aneugh, Ane(u)wch, Anouch, Anooch, Anyoch, Aneoch, Anoff, adj., used also as n., adv. Enough. [ə′njux Sc.; ə′nux occas. n.Sc., Ork.; ə′njɔx Sh., Cai., e.Rs.: ə′nɔf Sh.; ə′nøux, ə′niux s.Sc.] (See Eneugh for the e- forms, separately illustrated.)

1. adj. Sc. a.1881  in A. Henderson Sc. Proverbs 8:
Hap and a ha'penny is world's gear aneugh.
Ork.(D) 1907  J. T. S. Leask in Old-Lore Misc., Ork. Shet., etc. I. ii. 63:
Noo, du sees dat waas preuf anouch 'at he waasna far awa.
w.Dmf. 1930 6 :
Thairz anewch aitmeel caiks, trekl, sāt buter an cheez tie had (y)ee gān.

2. Used as n. Mry. 1873  J. Brown Round Table Club 222:
Ye hinna brocht aneuch.

3. adv. Sc. 1815  Scott Guy M. vi.:
He was whiles fractious aneuch.
Sh.(D) 1898  Burgess Tang 30:
Public worship . . . Yea, it's public anoff.
Ork.(D) 1880  Dennison Orcad. Sk. Bk. 42:
Th'u're fit aneuch tae deu the De'il's wark ony time.
Cai.(D) 1909  D. Houston 'E Silkie Man 4:
'E Roogs wis fowk a' weel anyoch t' be seen.
Cai.(D) 1928  “Caithness Forum” in John o' Groat Jnl. (10 Feb.):
A ken weel aneoch fat lek hid is.
Mry. 1927  E. B. Levack Stories of Old Lossiemouth 18:
The man began wi' a quiet anooch souch o' win'.
Abd.(D) 1871  W. Alexander Johnny Gibb xviii.:
Ay, the Presbyter's ill aneuch their leens.
s.Sc. 1873  Murray D.S.C.S. 175:
Aneuwch (sing.) is used for quantity, aneuw (plural) for number. Aneuwch o' syller bryngs aneuw o' freinds.

[See Eneuch. Forms with a- are freq. in O.Sc. from end of 15th cent.]

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

"Aneuch adj.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 23 Apr 2018 <http://www.dsl.ac.uk/entry/snd/aneuch>

511

snd

Try an Advanced Search

Browse SND:

Browse Up
    Loading...
Browse Down

Share: