Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

Hide Quotations Hide Etymology Cite this entry

EELAT, n. An eel-like fish, allied to the lamprey; “the Myxine or Glutinous Hag Myxine glutinosa” (Bnff. 1866 Gregor D.Bnff. 43; ne.Sc. 1903 G. Sim Fauna ofDee” 283; Mry.1 c.1920); also eeliart (Mry. 1852 in Zoologist X. 3488).

[Origin obscure. Phs. Eel, n.1, + dim. suff. -(l)et, or reduced form of Eng. dial. eelator, id.]

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

"Eelat n.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 18 Oct 2018 <http://www.dsl.ac.uk/entry/snd/eelat>

8612

snd

Try an Advanced Search

Browse SND:

Browse Up
    Loading...
Browse Down

Share: