A Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue (up to 1700)


*Alex. [?1438 or ?a1400] The Buik of Alexander, or, The Buik of the Most Noble and Valiant Conqueror Alexander the Grit. Ritchie, R.L.G. (ed.); STS 12, 17, 21, 25, Edinburgh, 1921–9. Reprinted from Edinburgh edn. c1580, with colophon dated 1438; but language would seem to admit of an earlier date of composition. Also BC 46, ed. D. Laing, 1831. (DOST Lib.)

*Alex. (Taym.) [c1460] The Buike of King Allexander the Conqueroure, translated by Sir Gilbert Hay. Excerpted from a transcript of the 16th c. MS BL Add. 40732 of Dr. A. Macdonald. Extracts also in The Taymouth Castle Manuscript of Sir Gilbert Hay's Buik of King Alexander the Conquerour. Albert Herrmann, Berlin, 1898. Also cited, by readings distinguished as (ed.); from Sir Gilbert Hay's Buik of King Alexander the Conquerour a Critical Edition of lines 1–4263. Latterly by John Cartwright, Ph.D. thesis, University of Toronto, 1974, cited as HAY Alex. (DOST Lib.)



, Alex. [1460] The Buik of King Alexander the Conquerour. Hay, Sir Gilbert; Cartwright, John (ed.); STS iv 16, 18, Edinburgh, 1986, 1990. Quoted directly from the MS (BL Add. 40732) and previosly cited as Hay Alex MS. See also Alex.(Taym.) and Alex. [?1438 or ?a1400]. (DOST Lib.)