Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
BULL, n.2 “The chief house on an estate, applied to the principal farm-house” (Sh., Ork. 1866 Edm. Gl.; Ork. 1825 Jam.2).[O.Sc. bull, bul, a homestead (in Orkney) (D.O.S.T.); O.N. bōl, farm (Zoëga). See Bow, n.2, 4, and Boo, n.6 According to Marw., s.v. bow, 2, this word is always pronounced as boo, the ll having been added in documents through the mistaken idea that these letters had been dropped as happens so reg. in Sc. words, e.g. fu' for full.]
You may wish to vary the format shown below depending on the citation style used.
"Bull n.2". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 25 Sep 2018 <http://www.dsl.ac.uk/entry/snd/bull_n2>
Try an Advanced Search