Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

Hide Quotations Hide Etymology Cite this entry

INHAUD, n., v. Also inhad(d), inhaad. [′ɪnhd, -hɑd]

I. n. A bare sufficiency, just enough to sustain life, esp. in phr. inhad o life (Sh. 1958). Sh. 1914  Angus Gl.:
“Got ye enoch a meat yonder?” “We just got a inhad a life, an dat was aa.”
Sh. 1952  J. Hunter Taen wi da Trow 126:
An on da loom just cudna mak Inhadd o life ava.

II. v. To hold in, only in inhaudin, 1. vbl.n. frugality, parsimony (n.Sc. 1808 Jam.; Abd. 1958). Cf. Haud, B. 7. (3); 2. ppl.adj. (1) in a pass. sense, of fuel: requiring constant replenishment; (2) frugal, parsimonious, stingy (Bnff. 1866 Gregor D. Bnff. 88; Abd. 1958); (3) currying favour, toadying, obsequious (Bnff. 1866 Gregor D. Bnff. 88; Cai., ne.Sc., Ags., Fif. 1958). Cf. phr. to haud in wi, s.v. Haud, B. 9. 2. (1) n.Sc. 1808  Jam.:
That kind of fuel is called inhaddin eldin, which must be constantly held in to the fire, because so quickly consumed; as furze, thorns, etc.
(2) Per. 1774  MS. per
3:
For some say he's a niggart chiel', An' as inhaddin as the de'il.
Sc. 1897  L. Keith Bonnie Lady iii.:
My lady, as we say, is an ill-set body, and inhadden too, in the matter of hospitality.
(3) Abd. 1824  G. Smith Douglas 104:
O! curse, I cried, on this in-hadin' way.
Abd. 1871  W. Alexander Johnny Gibb xxxv.:
Though an inhaudin', unedicat taupie chiel in a kwintra chop sud be garrin' 'er troo that he's wantin 'er.
Bnff. 1937  E. S. Rae Light in the Window 14:
She's a sleekit, snichlin', inhaudin' snite.

Hence inhauder, one who curries favour, a toady (ne.Sc. 1958).

[In, adv. + Haud. O.Sc. inhald, to hold in, 1478.]

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

"Inhaud n., v.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 13 Dec 2017 <http://www.dsl.ac.uk/entry/snd/inhaud>

13445

snd

Try an Advanced Search

Browse SND:

Browse Up
    Loading...
Browse Down

Share: