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ANTRUM, ONTRON, n. (Forms from Jam.2 orntren, ontron, others from Jam.7 s.v. andrum, antrum.) See also Anterin-time.

1. Afternoon or evening. Ayr. 1811  W. Aiton Survey Ayrs. 693, Gloss.:
Ontron, evening.

2. Afternoon or early evening meal. West and South of Sc. 1887  Jam.6:
The name given to the afternoon or early evening repast; also the time allotted to it.
Gall. 1824  MacTaggart Gallov. Encycl. 20:
Antrum — The name in some parts of the country for that repast taken in the evening called four hours, anciently called e'enshanks.

[O.E. undern, the third hour — i.e. 9 a.m.; in Mid.Eng. also the sixth hour, midday. Occurs in many forms in Mid.Eng. and dial. Eng., and in the other Germanic languages and dialects. Cf. andersmeat (repr. O.E. undern-mete): Florio 1598 has: “Merenda, a repast between dinner and supper . . . andersmeate”; Cotgrave 1611: “Gouster, . . . aunders-meat, afternoones collation.” Some of the Sc. forms, auntrin, anterin, etc., are due to assim. to a word of different origin, Antrin (q.v.), ppl.adj. = occasional, chance.]

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