Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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ILDER, n. Also (h)ildin, ilden. A Sh. fishermen's tabu-name for fire (Sh. 1908 Jak. (1928) ilder, (h)ildin, ilden, 1914 Angus Gl.); red embers.   Jak.:
De fire is brunt doon to red ilders.

[Ad. O.N. eldar (pl.), fire, hearth fire. The -n forms prob. represent the suffixed art., cf. Norw. elden, the fire.]

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