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 1963 (DOST Vol. III).
This entry has not been updated but may contain minor corrections and revisions.

Jadgear, -er, Jedger, n. [f. Jadge v. Cf. OF. jaugeur and Gagear, Gaugear.] A gauger, in the sense of the verb; espec., one whose function was to verify that the barrels of fish were of the standard size. 1584 Edinb. B. Rec. IV. 343.
[They are appointed] jadgearis, wrakeris, visitouris and markeris of the haill hering and quhyte fische
1593 Conv. Burghs I. 413.
The complayntt … aganis Johnne Boyde, generall jedger, for neglecting of his office
1598 Ib. II. 31.
The magistrattis … to appoint ane discreitt persoun within everie ane of the saidis brughis to be jadger, burnear, or wraker of all barrellis and hogheidis of salmond and hering
1629 Edinb. B. Rec. VII. 55.
[The office of] jadger generall deputt … vacand be deceis of umquhill Johnne Nisbett

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

"Jadgear n.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 10 Dec 2022 <>



Hide Advanced Search

Browse DOST: