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Ladinar, Ladner, -ar, Laidinar, Laid-, Lednar, n.1 Also: ladynner, ladnaire, laidner, ledener. [Later var. of lardinar, lard-, lairdner, -ar, Lardener n., with unusual assimilation of the r.]

1. A larder; a store-room for meat and provisions. To mak laidner, see Lardener n. 1.(a) 1540 Maxwell Mem. 408.
The ladynner and sellar. Item, ane berrell [etc.]
1558 M. Works Acc. (ed.) 295.
vii futtis of ald work and put in the ladner
Brus (1620) v. 410 (J).
The Dowglas ladnaire
(b) 1562 6th Rep. Hist. MSS. App. 648/1.
Lairdnar. In the laidnar, at the turn pyk fuite, thre litle pottis
1568 Rep. Mar. & Kellie MSS. 18.
James Marschell, keiper of the laidnar
1579 M. Works Acc. (ed.) 306.
For transporting of xxiiii geistis out of the Kingis laidinar
c1575 Balfour Pract. 72.
The fleshouris sall serve the burgessis … in … ordouring of thair flesh to lay in thair laidner
Ib. 582.
That na fisher sould mak laidner
1598 Black Bk. Taymouth 332.
Off greit flesche fattis in the laidnar … , off fische standis … a braid fische fat
1626 Ib. 316.
Off cunningis, viij; off butter to the laidnar, ij staines
1685 Soc. Ant. LVIII. 366.
In the laidner … a gantries, a candlechist, 3 beif stands [etc.]
(c) 1589 Coll. Aberd. & B. 355.
Within my hallis, … sellaris, lednaris, pantreis [etc.]
1636 Thanes of Cawdor 281.
In the ledener tua girneleis

2. A larderer or store-keeper, one who keeps a provisions store. 1507 Aberd. B. Rec. I. 437.
That nayne infeckit folkis with the seiknes of Napillis be haldin at the common fleschous, or with the fleschouris, baxteris, brousteris, ladinaris, for sauetie of the toun

3. Attrib. and comb. (in sense 1) with -door(e, -fat, -hous, -man, -veschell, and in Ladinar-mart. c 1570 Lennox Mun. 276.
In the ladnar wnder the keching, iiij ladnar fattis, ij pottis
1588 Old Ross-shire I. 26.
Alexander Ros maks his girnell and ladner hous thairof [of the chapter-house] with uther prophain usis
1597 Misc. Maitl. C. I. 128.
Laidnar man to my lord Erlle of Argyll
1598 Black Bk. Taymouth 333.
Laidnar veschell of Finlarg. Off braid flesche fattis, i; off beif standis, ii; … off braid fische fattis, iii; etc.
1661 Lamont Diary 174.
That new window above the ladner doore
1685 Soc. Ant. LVIII. 366.
Above the laidner door a tirlies
1694 Foulis Acc. Bk. 166.
For a lock to the laidner door at Raevelstoune

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