Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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FIVESOME, n. Also fivesum. A set or group of five (Sc. 1818 Sawers). Gen.Sc. Sc. 1802  Kinmont Willie in
Child Ballads No. 186. iii.:
They guarded him, fivesome on each side.
Lnk. 1885  J. Hamilton Poems 188:
The fivesum gaed to ither hames.

[In O.Sc. from 1375. See -Some.]

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"Fivesome n.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 13 Dec 2018 <>



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