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INTAE, prep. Also inta (Dmf. 1894 J. Cunningham Broomieburn i.), inti (Rxb. 1923 Watson W.-B.), inte and curtailed forms int' (Abd. 1929 Abd. Weekly Jnl. (17 Jan.) 6), i'ti' (ne.Sc. 1791 Caled. Mercury (29 Sept.)). Gen.Sc. forms of Eng. into. See P.L.D. §§ 85, 86, 93.1. and cf. Intil. [m.Sc. ′ɪnte, Gen.Sc. + ′ɪntə, -tɪ]

Sc. usages:

1. In, within (Ork., Cai., ‡Bnff., em. and ‡wm.Sc. 1958). Now obs. in Eng. exc. dial. or U.S. Sc. 1699  Edb. Gazette (19–23 Oct.):
A Fire broke out in this City, into a laigh Cellar, at the head of the Land-market.
Sc. 1726  Ramsay T.-T. Misc. (1876) I. 116:
When he and I together lay In arms into a well-made bed.
Sc. 1769  D. Herd Sc. Songs 244:
O lang, lang may thair ladies sit, Wi' thair fans into their hand.
Edb. 1772  Fergusson Poems (S.T.S.) II. 34:
As lang's there's pith into the barrel We'll drink and 'gree.
Bnff. 1827  Aberdeen Star (20 July) 312:
[She] can sheel the mussels, an' red an' bait the lines, gratlins or smalins, an' carrie the kreel . . . wi' ony man's wife inte a' the toun o' Buckie.
Sh. 1898  J. Burgess Tang xl.:
Na, na, sir; it's no laek da praechin ye finn inta da Testament.
Per. 1908  Gsw. Ballad Club III. 127:
“Ha, ha,” says he, an' stood ajee, “A man into the house!”
Abd. 1929  Stories of Young Aberdeen 13:
The teacher said the day 'at a'body hid wings intae Heaven.
Fif. 1955  (coast) :
He was a minister intae Aiberdeen. She's a teacher intae the Waid [Academy].

2. Phrs. (in some cases in and tae are felt to be distinct words): (1) intae anesel, below one's breath, inaudibly, sotto voce, gen. with sing, speak, say, etc. Gen.Sc. Cf. In, II. 4.; (2) out intae, out of, from (Ags., m.Lth., Bwk. 1958); (3) to be intae a body, (a) to find fault with, scold, chide one sharply (Sh., ne.Sc., Ags., Slg., m.Lth., Bwk., Ayr., Rxb., Uls. 1958); (b) imper., of a cutting remark, a “palpable hit”: = “that's one for . . .” (Ork., ne.Sc., m.Lth., Bwk. 1958). Cf. Intil, I. 2. Phr.; (4) to be intae a fish, to hook (gen. a salmon). Gen.Sc.; (5) to come, sit, etc., intae, to come, sit, forward to (the fire, table, etc.) (Sc. 1752 D. Hume Polit. Discourses xiv. 56, 1881 A. Mackie Scotticisms 15). Gen.Sc. (2) Sc. 1827  G. R. Kinloch Ballad Bk. 131:
Gif onie ladie wad borrow me Out into this prison strong.
(3) (a) Abd. 1903  W. Watson Auld Lang Syne 74:
Hes he been intae ye for sayin' ye h'ard the flails the last twa nichts?
(b) Abd. 1891  J. Leatham Ancient Hind 18:
Ithers leuch an' turn't tae their neibors iz if tae say, “That's in tae ye, lawd.”
(4) s.Sc. 1956  Scotsman (1 Feb.) 9:
A savage snatch, the line tightens, the reel sings, and one is “into” a fish.
(5) Ayr. 1833  Galt Howdie (1923) 121:
Come into the fire, M'Goul, and we'll discuss that.
Fif. 1864  St Andrews Gazette (20 Feb.):
Haud aboot, Misey, lass, an' let him get into the fire.
Uls. 1901  Northern Whig:
Sit into the table and help yourself, for you see yer dinner afore ye.
m.Sc. 1922  J. Buchan Huntingtower x.:
Now, sit in to your breakfast.
Abd. 1929  J. Alexander Mains & Hilly 44:
Sit in to the fire, man, for it's raelly caul'.

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