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

Hide Quotations Hide Etymology Cite this entry

(Smuky,) Smoky, Smo(a)kie, Smeikie, adj. [ME and e.m.E. smokie (1310), smoky (Chaucer), smoakie (1577); Smuk(e n.] a. Misty, vaporous; also, fig. b. Begrimed by smoke. — a. Siluer droppis on daseis distillant; Quhilk verdour branches ouir the alars ȝet With smoky sence the mystis reflectant; Doug. Pal. Hon. 18.
In smokie sops the suawe soft souber air Vrocht vaporit vobs; J. Stewart 220 § 81.
The vapours and exhalations sucked vp by the sunne … yet are the same smoakie vapours turned … into raynes [etc.]; James VI Tobacco 91/24.
fig. Here teares me droun, there smoky sighs me smore; Craig ii 90.
b. He finds thy friendship as it rypis is rotten. The smeikie smeithis cairs not his passit trauel; Montg. Sonn. xxx 13.

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

"Smuky adj.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 11 Apr 2021 <https://www.dsl.ac.uk/entry/dost/smuky>



Try an Advanced Search

Browse DOST: