Show Search Results Show Browse

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

Hide Quotations Hide Etymology

Abbreviations Cite this entry

About this entry:
First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).
This entry has not been updated since then but may contain minor corrections and revisions.

Brigseister, n. [Of obscure formation: cf. Breke-brother.] A female rival. — 1580 Hay in Cath. Tr. 58/21.
He sayes that … ane of Jacobs vyfues was ane brigseister till hir seister

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

"Brigseister n.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 16 Apr 2024 <>



Hide Advanced Search

Browse DOST: