Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

Hide Quotations Hide Etymology Cite this entry

KNIP, n.2 [knɪp]

1. A group or bunch, as of things strung together by one end (Cai. 1907 County of Cai. (Horne) 77, Cai. 1960). Also dims. knippach, -ek, a small-sized bunch or bundle (Sh. 1908 Jak. (1928)), “two or three fish tied together” (Sh. 1866 Edm. Gl., Sh. 1960). Cai. 1943 7 :
He cam hom' fae 'e rocks wi' a knip o' sellags.

2. The cluster of stars called the Pleiades or Seven Sisters (Cai.7 1900–60).

[Norw. knippe, a bundle.]

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

"Knip n.2". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 18 Oct 2018 <http://www.dsl.ac.uk/entry/snd/knip_n2>

14577

snd

Try an Advanced Search

Browse SND:

Browse Up
    Loading...
Browse Down

Share: