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 1971 (DOST Vol. IV).
This entry has not been updated since then but may contain minor corrections and revisions.

Met-wand, n. [Late ME. (Prompt. Parv.) and e.m.E. metwand(e, e.m.E. meat-, meet-, mete-wand.] A measuring rod. — 1512 Alloway Baron Ct. 28 Apr.
The wrangus away taking fra the ewinaris of the met wand
1597 Skene Verb. S. s.v. Particata.
The lineall fall is ane metwand, rod or raip of sex elnes lang quhair be length and bredth are seuerally met

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

"Met-wand n.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 18 May 2024 <>



Hide Advanced Search

Browse DOST: