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PAITRICK, n. Also paitric (Lnk. 1838 J. Morrison M'Ilwham Papers 13), paetrick (Slk. 1801 Hogg Sc. Pastorals 7; Ags. 1833 J. S. Sands Poems 83); patrick (Peb. 1793 R. Brown Carlop Green ii. 36; Ayr. 1909 Science Gossip (Aug.) 227); paterick (Fif. 1831 Fife Herald (31 March); Wgt. 1939 J. McNeillie Wigtown Ploughman xii.); patrig (s.Sc. 1885 W. Scrope Salmon Fishing 119); petteridge (Uls. 1931 Northern Whig (15 Dec.); pairtrick (Peb. 1805 J. Nicol Poems I. 138; Bnff. 1939 J. M. Caie 'Twixt Hills and Sea 8); peertrick (Abd. 1922 G. P. Dunbar Whiff o' Doric 15); pertrag (Edb. 1703 Edb. Mag. (July 1795) 54); pertrick (Mry. 1873 J. Brown Round Table Club 6; Abd. 1924 L. Coutts Caul' Nor'-East 9); partr(a)ick (Wgt. 1804 R. Couper Poems I. 184; Uls. 1953 Traynor); partrich (Ags. 1833 J. S. Sands Poems 142); pl. form peirtrix (Abd. 1914 A. McS. The Bishop 29); dim. forms pairie (Ags. 1953), patie (Ags. 1921 T.S.D.C. 15, Ags. 1965). Sc. forms of Eng. partridge (Ayr. 1784 Burns Ep. to J. Rankine vii.). Gen. (exc. I.) Sc. [m. and s.Sc. ′pe:trɪk, ne.Sc. ′per-]

[O.Sc. partryk, a.1400.]

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"Paitrick n.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 10 Dec 2018 <>



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