A Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue (up to 1700)
Lat, a. Also: latt(e. [ME. (north. and midl.) lat(t slow, tardy, early lat also let, OE. læt slow, tardy, late. In the following uses this form appears to occur only in Sc. (but in some instances perh. merely as a spelling variant of Late).] Late, in various senses of Late a.
(1) He bad thame … twrne to hym, thocht it lat ware; Leg. S. vii. 265.
Lat penance is rycht perolouse; Ib. xxix. 2.
Ib. xxxviii. 77.
Had I wist was me to latt [: infortunate]; Bann. MS. 257 b/43.
(2) It wes weill lat of nycht be then; Barb. vii. 236.
Ȝystyrday To this towne come he rydand lat, & I fore rednes fled my gat; Leg. S. xxiii. 401.
(3) The seate … to be keipit for the use of the lat bayllies; 1651 Lanark B. Rec. 147.
That the clerk place is now vacant be the deceas of Robert Litster, ther lat clerk; 1697 Musselburgh 116.
(4) As concerning this latte accident so odwus and detestable; 1566 Cal. Sc. P. II. 318.
Of lat ȝeiris … How mony piteously was put to pyne; 1573 Sat. P. xl. 210.
(5) How I am changytt of latte frome my privatte state to ane publict charge; 1567 Cal. Sc. P. II. 390.
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