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 since then but may contain minor corrections and revisions.

Lows, Lous, v.3 [Altered var. of Los v.1, by confusion with Lows v.1 (Cf. also Louser n. and Loussing ppl.a.).] tr. To lose. = Los v.1 3 and 4. — 1513 Doug. i. iii. 10 (Sm.).
Quhar that the vailȝeand Hector lowsit [B. losit, R. loist] the sweit On Achillis speir
a1578 Pitsc. I. 122/1.
Quhill he had win the castell of Abercorne quhair he loussit money of his folkis and sindrie right ewill wondit [L. nonnulli cæsi sunt, plures vulnerati]

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

"Lows v.3". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 23 Jun 2024 <>



Hide Advanced Search

Browse DOST: