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 1951 (DOST Vol. II).
This entry has not been updated but may contain minor corrections and revisions.

Damage, Dammage, n. Also: damagh, -adge, demadg; dammaige. [ME. (c 1300) and OF. damage. Cf. Damnage and Dampnage.] Damage, injury.(a) 1456 Hay I. 82/28.
The mekle evill … that he seis cum of sik weris, and quhat scathe and damage that may cum till him tharof
1547 Elgin Rec. I. 91.
The vmcheving of the apperand schayth and damagh of the haill commond veill
1664 Maxwell Mem. I. 343.
To pay … ten pounds for ilke breatch, by and attour coast, skeath, and demadg
1674 Corshill Baron-Ct. 115.
Ane hundreth pund, to be … for cost, skaith, and damadge
(b) a1499 Contempl. Sinn. 459*.
The dolorus dammage of deidly syn
c1490 Irland Asl. MS. I. 67/12.
For thar dammage and my proffet
1531 Bell. Boece I. 42.
In mair dammaige of our commoun weill
Ib. II. 71.
Na thing may succede mair to youre schame and dammage
1596 Dalr. I. 184/28.
To the gret dammage and skaith of al man
1622-6 Bisset II. 227/2.
The faultouris … to be punisched accordinglie and to assyth the dammaige
1674 Justiciary Ct. Rec. II. 222.
It is no crime, but only a ground for dammage and interest

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

"Damage n.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 9 Dec 2022 <>



Hide Advanced Search

Browse DOST: