Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
FARE, v., n.
I. v. As in Eng., mostly arch.: to go, travel, get on. Sc. forms in pa.t.: ‡foor, ‡fure [før]; ‡pa.p. forn (Sh.10 1952).
Abd. 1768 A. Ross Helenore 60:
They that travel, monie a bob maun byde, An' sae wi' me, has forn at this tide. Ayr. 1788 Burns Duncan Davison ii.:
As o'er the moor they lightly foor. Sc. c.1800 Sir Patrick Spens in
Child Ballads II. 29:
But eat an drink, my merrie young men, Eat, an be weel forn. Ags. 1826 R. Chambers Pop. Rhymes 139:
Far are ye gain? To Killiemuir! Faare never ane wiel fure, But for his ane penny fee. Abd. 1880 W. Robbie Glendornie iv.:
Weel, this fares on till ae day the doctor was to hae a gran' pairty. Abd. c.1900 in M. M. Banks Cal. Customs III. 213:
Yeel's come an' Yeel's gane, An' we've a' forn weel. Sh. 1914 Angus Gl.:
Fu is du forn da day? Gall. 1929 Gallovidian 38:
An' ask an alms — a bite o' breid Or sic-like ware — To help ye in a time o' need — “Na, aff ye fare!”
†II. n. 1. Fortune, condition, success. Obs. in Eng. since early 17th cent.
Abd. 1768 A. Ross Helenore 10:
The wives about, envy'd the lassie's fare, And wiss'd her wraking, but begecked were.
2. Manner of acting; conduct. Only in phr.†sic (sae) fare's o' (someone) = that's just like, that's what one would expect of, that applies to (so-and-so) (Abd. c.1870).
Ags. 1887 Brechin Advertiser (13 Dec.):
Ye see, sir, fouk cauna be aye spinnin'. And sae fares o' me. Bch. 1926 P. Giles in Abd. Univ. Review (July) 224:
“The peer haythen wid think him a Solomon I'se warran'.” “Sic fares o' Sawtie. Hantles o' folk owre a' Buchan swore by Sawtie an' heeld 'im up t'be a Solomon.”
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