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

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First published 1951 (DOST Vol. II).
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'D, reduced and voiced variant of it (still current in dialect), used after vowels and certain consonants (as l, m, n, r), chiefly in rhymes, and most frequently in Albeid, Beid, Dude, Ford. c1420 Ratis R. 1103.
As thow has feld, and mar sal feild
c1460 Consail Wys Man 302.
He is a theif rycht as he stald
a1500 Henr. III. 170/2.
I wald sum clerk … wald declerde
a1500 Rauf C. 374.
Thairon my lyfe dar I layd
c1500 Interl. Droich 175.
Quha trowis best that I do lude
1540 Lynd. Sat. 3067 (B).
Quhow call ȝeid
15.. Christis K. 65 (B).
Grit skayth wesd to haif skard him
c1550 Rolland C. Venus i. 122.
As he thocht best to haid
Ib. iii. 611.
All Christin men may kend
a1568 Scott iv. 8.
I sall not said agane
a1605 Montg. Ch. & Slae 182.
Sa was sene vpond [v.r. appond]
Ib. 768.
No moir … Lat him think to conceild
Ib. 1064.
Affection dois affermd
1609 Craig iii. 28.
When I think vpon'd
1623 Id. iv. 5.
I dare sayd
1626 Garden Worthies 88.
He … to restrain'd Laid all his lines

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"'d pron.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 15 Jun 2024 <>



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