Show Search Results Show Browse

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

Hide Quotations Hide Etymology

Abbreviations Cite this entry

About this entry:
First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).
This entry has not been updated since then but may contain minor corrections and revisions.

Bak-land, n. [Bak a.] The back portion of a piece of ground, or of a building on this. 1488 Dunferm. B. Rec. .
Resignacione … of a bakland vytht a part of the forlande
1489 Charter (Reg. H.) No. 545 a.
Annuale rentis … of this haill estir land batht bakland & forlande
1497–8 Acta Conc. II. 137.
Ane chawmer of the bakland of the sade … tenement
1509 Prestwick B. Rec. 41.
Ane tenement … extending to v rud … of land, forland & bakland
1531 Reg. Privy S. II. 142/1.
All … his bak-land, biggit and waist
1662 Peebles R. Rec. II. 51.
His … infeftment of his back land

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

"Bak-land n.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 18 May 2024 <>



Hide Advanced Search

Browse DOST: