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Colpindach, -doch, n. Also: colpyndouch, colpnoch(e; copindach, capindocht. [Obscurely related to Gael. colpach a cow-calf, heifer. See also Cowpendoch.] A young cow, a heifer; a young ox. Amerciamentum coram Iusticiario citra mare Scocie octo vacce. Et coronatori vnum colpindach; ? a 1040 Acts I. 347/2.
Eius plegii respondebunt domino Regi de ix vaccis et uno colpindoch; c 1230 Ib. 72/1.
Gif he that is chalangyt falȝhe in batale, the borowis of him sal ansuer til the king of ix ky and a colpyndouch; Ib. 72/2.
Gif he slais him wyth his neff, he sal geyff to the kyng xxix ky and a colpindach [L. iuvencam]; Ib. 8/1.
[Summa colpindarum xiiic lxxvi. Summa stircorum xjc xxv.; c 1450 Reg. Newbotle 242.]
The amerciament … sall not exceid the soume of xvi s. and the clerk's fee ij s. and ane colpindach; Balfour Pract. 18.
Colpindach, ane young beast or kow, of the age of an or twa yeires, quhilk is now called an cowdach or quoyack; Skene Verb. S. s.v.
Tua newcald ky … ane colpnoch stott; 1598 Dunblane Test. III. 3.
Four colpnoche ȝoung cattell, pryce of the peice ourhead xl s.; 1604 Ib. 84.
(b) Cum viij bobus, ij vaccis et iij copindachis [= infra octo boves, duas vaccas et tres juvencas]; 1455 Exch. R. VI. 103.
To the crowneris for thair feis for ilk man vnlawit or sald a copindach or xxx. d.; Acts I. 346/2.
Nyne capindocht stottis & quyes; 1568 Edinb. Test. I. 152.

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