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

Hide Quotations Hide Etymology Cite this entry

Beid, = be'd ‘be it’, with usual change of unstressed it to d. (Cf. Albeid, Dude, Ford, etc.) ‘Weill.’ quod the suallow, ‘ … hardlye beid’; Henr. Fab. 1799.
On ȝour saule beid; Id. III. 150/21.
I pray to God so beid; Stewart 30440.
On his awin perrell beid; Ib. 54678.
Gif thow dois nocht, on thy awin perrell beid; Freiris Berw. 541.
Gang with them, hardlie beid; Montg. Ch. & Slae 598.

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

"Beid ". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 18 May 2021 <https://www.dsl.ac.uk/entry/dost/beid>



Try an Advanced Search

Browse DOST: