Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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TAY, prop. n. The name of a Scottish river rising in the hills of Western Perthshire and flowing eastwards past Perth and Dundee to the North Sea. Combs.: 1. cherry of Tay, the smelt, Osmerus eperlanus (Sc. 1905 A. R. Forbes Gaelic Names 388); 2. Tay Water Willie, an inhabitant of Dundee, a Dundonian (Ags. 1927 Rymour Club Misc. III. 153, Ags. 1972). [te:; ‡locally təi]

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