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

Hide Quotations Hide Etymology Cite this entry

Aprill, Apryl(e, Aprile, n. Also: aprille, appril(l; apryll(e, appryll, -yle; apprile; apryill, apriell, apreill, ap(p)rayll. [ME. aprille, apryll, apryle, etc. (14th c.), L. aprīlis. Cf. Aperell and Averill.] The month of April. (a) Leg. S. ii. 486 (the aucht kalente of Aprill).
1466 Charter (Reg. H.) No. 395 (the xxvij day of aprille).
1489 Treas. Acc. I. 108 (on Blak Monnunda, the xxti day Aprill).
1615 3rd Rep. Hist. MSS. 412/2 (Monday the thrid of Apprill).
1695 Annandale Corr. 102 (in the beginning of Appril).
(b) 1450 Antiq. Aberd. & B. III. 135 (the tende day of Apryle).
1460 Peebles B. Rec. 135 (the monetht of Apryll).
1529 Lennox Mun. 231 (the nynt daye of Aprylle).
1566 St. A. Baxter Bks. (the first day off Apryl).
Pitsc. I. 245/2 (the settirday befoir Sanct George day, quhilk was the xxj day of Appryle).
1647 Cupar Presb. 109 (the first Sabbathe of Appryle).
1686 Conv. Burghs IV. 58 (the eight of Appryll).
(c) Asl. MS. I. 265/23 (on Gud Fryday the ferd day of Aprile).
Dunb. G. Targe 83 (there saw I May betuix Aprile and June).
1555–6 Edinb. B. Rec. 323 (the ȝeir of his office, quhilk beginith agane in the moneth of Aprile).
1570 Grant Chart. 141 (the fowrt day of Aprile).
(d) 1573 Wemyss Corr. 16 (the ellevint day of Apryill).
1615 Sutherland Corr. 117 (in Apryill nixt).
1631 Annandale Corr. 284 (the 4 of Apprayll; the 10 of Appreill).
1704 Cromarty Corr. I. 218 (before Apriell).

You may wish to vary the format shown below depending on the citation style used.

"Aprill n.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 28 Nov 2021 <https://www.dsl.ac.uk/entry/dost/aprill>



Try an Advanced Search

Browse DOST: