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YOUDITH, n. Also youdit, youdeth, yudith. Youth, the state of being young (Sc. 1825 Jam.); also, personified, young people. Obs. or liter. Sc. 1723  Ramsay Poems (S.T.S.) II. 132:
Her Cheek, where Roses free from Stain, In Glows of Youdith beek.
Lnk. a.1779  D. Graham Writings (1883) II. 33:
The course of youdeth maun be out.
ne.Sc. 1801  Edb. Mag. (Aug.) 137:
I anes like you, wi' youdit flush'd, Fu' rackless to Parnassus rush'd.
Lnk. 1827  J. Watt Poems 109:
Gar stiffen'd age like youdith reel.
Abd. 1832  A. Beattie Poems 155:
Auld fouk are niddered sair wi' eild, While youdith frisk o'er flude and field.
Slk. a.1837  Hogg Poems (1865) 277:
Though ye want yudith, gear, an' mense.
Kcb. 1885  J. S. McCulloch Poems 18:
Where youdith smiles, where beauties shine.
Gall. 1929  Gallovidian 77:
Eild an' youdith paid their vows Athin the forest girth.

[Met. form of youthheid s.v. Youth.]

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"Youdith n.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 15 Dec 2018 <>



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