DSL - SND1    INGANG , n., v. Also ingying (Sh.). ['Ingang, Sh. -gjIng]     I. n. 1. An entrance, entry, fig. beginning (Sc. 1911 S.D.D.; Sh., ne.Sc., Ags. 1958); entry to a new tenancy (Abd. 1958). Cf. INGAUN.  
    *Sc.(E) 1913 H. P. Cameron Imit. Christ i. xi.:
    We war better an' halier i' the  ingang  o' oor roon-turnin.  
    *Abd. 1920 A. Robb MS.:
    At the  ingang  o' the market we met a mannie.

    2. Lack, deficiency (n.Sc. 1825 Jam.; Abd., Kcd., Rxb. 1958), loss of weight or measure due to shrinkage, etc. Cf. gae in, s.v. GAE, IV. 12. (2), and INDRINK.  
    *Mry. 1852 A. Christie Mountain Strains 105:
    I'm sure they gart the aul' wife mourn The  ingang  o' her butter kirn.

    3. In pl.: the intestines (Gall. 1825 Jam.; Rxb.4 1946).  
    *Gall. 1824 MacTaggart Gallov. Encycl. 167:
    At that season of the year called Michaelmas, he [the devil] is said to touch . . . the black-berries, or to ``throw his club over them,'' none daring after that period to eat one of them, or the ``worms will eat their  ingang s.''
    II. v. Only as  ingang in, vbl.n., the act of entering, the entrance, entry (Rxb. 1923 Watson W.-B.,  ingang in, ingannin, 1927 E. C. Smith Braid Haaick 12,  ingang een; Ork., Bnff., Gall. 1958); ppl.adj., entering, beginning, first.  
    *Sc. 1824 Cornhill Mag. (Sept. 1932) 271:
    I had fixed that . . . we should dine the first day, (in the  ingang in') at Millburnholm.  
    *Ayr. 1833 J. Kennedy Geordie Chalmers 48:
    We used to get four lessons frae the  ingang ing to the skale.  
    *Sc. 1864-5 Trans. Dmf. & Gall. Antiq. Soc. 46:
    The psalm sung at the commencement of public worship was called the `` ingang ing'' or the ``gathering'' psalm, from its being sung at the gathering or assembling of the worshippers.  
    *Rxb. 1927 E. C. Smith Braid Haaick 12:
    Ee pit eer collection i the box at the  ingang een.

    [IN, adv. + GANG. O.Sc.  ingang and, entering, 15th c.,  ingang ing, entrance, 1438.]