A Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue (up to 1700)
Ingill, Ingle, n.1 [Gael. aingeal, fire, light.]
1. The fire on a household hearth; an ordinary domestic fire.
At ane vthir auld wyfis ingle; Dunb. Flyt. 117.
Lyke as the puyr wife, quhilk at evin had raik Hyr ingill, rysys forto beit hir fyre; Doug. viii. vii. 90.
Be putting owt thair kendillit ingill, removeing thair guidis … and suffering the said Dauid to kendill his ingill in the hows; 1588 Prot. Bk. A. Lawson 171 b.
Ane reid hett girdill standand vpoune ane ingill; 1602 Crim. Trials II. 392.
They deponed that shoe was baiking thrie bonnocks … and hardening them at the ingle; 1640 Dundonald Par. Rec. 470.
b. A fire used for heating a room or building of any kind.
Peittis and coillis spendit … upone the kitching and commoun ingill in the College Hall; 1602 Mun. Univ. Glasg. III. 553.
For coillis to be ane ingill at the College yet; 1622 Ib. 569.
To mak ane skew abone the mylne quheillis … and to haif ane ingle of collis thairin … for thowing the yse af the mylne quheillis; 1625 Glasgow B. Rec. II. 564.
2. Applied by Douglas to various sacred fires, also hearths, household and otherwise, of the ancients. b. A funeral pyre.
Thai … from the hallowit ingill reft the fyre; Doug. v. xi. 117.
To Trojane ingil and the cannos Veste Within hys secret closet [Æneas] maid reuerence; Ib. xii. 144.
b. Thrys the wofull funerall inglys thai Circulyt abowt on horsbak; Ib. xi. v. 17.
3. Burning material taken from a fire.
Vnderstanding that the karieing of ingle doun the said vennel oncoverit to be verie dangerous; 1612 Glasgow B. Rec. I. 333.
4. In the phrases, to set or kindle ingle (= fire) to, to have ingle at (a kiln or furnace).
Accuisit of Sonday wark by setting ingill to his malt in Hilhous kill.; 1607 Dundonald Par. Rec. 126.
To haif set ingill to the kill [etc.]; Ib. 151.
Accused for profaning of the Lord's day, in kindling ingill to his furnace on Sunday; 1623 Chron. Perth 92.
Delaited … for haveing ingle at his kilne … in the tyme of sermone; 1650 Falkirk Par. Rec. I. 169.
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