Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
ER(E), adv., prep., conj. [e:r, ɛr, ər]
1. adv. Early, soon (Sh.10, Abd.2, Ags.19, Fif.10 1945). Gen. now in forms air, ear (see Air, adv.). Superl. forms erist, most probably (Sh. 1866 Edm. Gl.) and e(e)rest, in phr. for the eerest, for da erest, for, in, the meantime, for the present (Sh. 1866 Edm. Gl., — eerest; 1914 Angus Gl., — ērest).
Sc.(E) 1879 P. H. Waddell Isaiah xxxiii. 2:
Be our strenth i' the mornin ere; our help i' the day o' dree. Fif. 1938 St Andrews Cit. (29 Jan.) 3/4:
This didna very weel agree Wi' his wife, Kate . . . Wha learned him baith late and ere.
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