Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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DATHER, n. An obs. Sc. form of Eng. daughter. Cf. Dother. [′dɑ(:)θər] Sc. 1805–7  Mother's Malison in Ballads (ed. Child) No. 216 A. xv.:
Nou lay still, my a dather, An keep my back fraa the call.
Abd. 1768  A. Ross Helenore 28:
Syn auntie crys her dather Betty ben.

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