Show Search Results Show Browse

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

Hide Quotations Hide Etymology

Abbreviations & symbols Cite this entry

About this entry:
First published 2002 (DOST Vol. XI).

Unquencheable, -quhencheabill, -quanchabill, adj. [ME and e.m.E. unquenchable (Wyclif); Quench(e v.] Inextinguishable. Also fig. = Inquencheable adj. 1605 Melvill 611.
Unquanchabill fyre prepairit for the divill and his angellis
1656 Chron. Perth 43.
The great hous in the citidaill in the southe inche of Perth, totalie burnt … ane wnquhencheabill fyre
1596 Dalr. I 170/30.
For he coulde stanche nather his vnquencheable and burning lust, nather his auaritious greidines

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

"Unquencheable adj.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 8 Aug 2022 <>



Hide Advanced Search

Browse DOST: