Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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MEETHS, n.pl. Vigour, activity. Sc. 1825  Jam.:
One is said to have nae meeths, who is inert.

[According to Jam.'s definition, appar. from O.E. , measure, capacity, power, but the disparity in time is unusual and the phr. may really be a usage of Meith, sc. “to have no fixed aim or purpose”.]

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