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Oder, Uder, adj. and pron. Also: hoder, odir, -yr(e, oydir; wder, -ir, -yr, uyder; udder, -ir; oud(d)er, -ir, owder. [ME. oderr (Orm), oder, -ur, -yr (13th c.–1483), var. of Other.] Other, in senses of Other adj. and pron. A. adj. B. pron.A. (1) 1549 Corr. M. Lorraine 294.
Betix the bolwerk next the base cowrt and the oder bowlwerk abow that
(2) a1540 Freiris Berw. 232.
Abowt he went vnto the vdir syd
1516 State P. (Reg. H.) No. 22.
The oder partie of this indentur
(3) 1489 Treas. Acc. I. 117.
To Barcar and ane odir gunnar
1491 Ib. 177.
Til ane oder man that [etc.]
1494 Dunferm. B. Rec. I. 54.
Ane tenement, … ane wdir tenement
1568 Cal. Sc. P. II. 575.
(4) 1489 Treas. Acc. I. 111.
To Johne Pantour for sylk and odir stuf to the Kingis banere
Ib. 115. 1496 Ib. 270.
For tymmer and diuers odir expens
1512–13 Ib. IV. 424.
xij d. for odir clath
1530–1 Maxwell Mem. I. 261.
All wder rycht that he has
1533 Gau 23/17.
Thou sal lewe honestlie … and dw al oder thing quhilk cane help thé to keip chaistite
1552 Reg. Episc. Aberd. I. 456.
With ariage karyage and vder dew service
(5) uninfl. c1420 Wynt. ii. 1549.
And odyr systyrys twa had thai
1458 Peebles B. Rec. I. 127.
And al oudir clamis
1481 Antiq. Aberd. & B. II. 330.
Or ony uder our lordis handis
1488 Treas. Acc. I. 163.
For thre banaris … tartar, golde, siluer and odir colouris
1508 Antiq. Aberd. & B. II. 333.
And generaly all uder thingis to hant wis and do that [etc.]
1525 Soc. Ant. XVI. 193.
With oder witnesses
1528 Selkirk B. Ct. (ed.) 96.
As baking, brewing and owder siclyk officis
1529 Ecclesia Antiqua 282.
And upon all oydir festival dais in tyme to cum
1533 Gau 10/10, 95/21. 1533 Douglas Corr. 141.
No owder newes
1548–9 Corr. M. Lorraine 292.
My son and all uder Scottis men that ye ma forga
1561 Inverness Rec. I. 59.
infl. 1491 Treas. Acc. I. 180.
The instrumentis and oderis letteris
1501 Red Bk. Menteith II. 305.
Nane vderris personis … that ar fugitywe
(6) 1488 Treas. Acc. I. 101.
Til ane odir man that past to Dumblane
a1500 Henr. Fab. 2626 (Bann.).
Vpone the reuir … in ane vdir place
1533 Gau 17/23.
Ane thing now and sine ane oder thing
a1568 Bann. MS. 135 a/25.
It is eith to cry Ȝule On ane vder manis coist
(7) c1500-c1512 Dunb. xxii. 31.
Quhen seruit is all vdir man
1527 Stirling B. Rec. I. 31.
Or to dispon ony wder way
1533 Gau 84/17. 1531 Reg. Soltre 99.
Being for the tyme in the said colleg or ony odir place
a1540 Freiris Berw. 123.
Scho wald haif none vder cumpany
1655 Sc. N. & Q. 2 Ser. VI. 43.
That you are more desirous to leive in my lands than in any odyr man's landis
(8) a1500 Henr. III. 162/18.
Be ony kynd of vdir tribulatioun
c1500-c1512 Dunb. xii. 39.
Wirk for the joy that lestis evir, For vder joy is all bot vane
(9) ?c1500 Rathen Manual 27/1.
We cursis … all falsaris of the Papis bullis or of odyr mennis seelis
1511–2 Wemyss Chart. 136.
To the said Schir Dauid … or vder persouns bund with him
1533 Gau 8/25.
Thou sal haif na oder strenge godis
Ib. 13/18.
Ony oder giftis of God
(10) 1481 Antiq. Aberd. & B. II. 329.
Uder fyfty merkis
1488 Treas. Acc. I. 94. 1490 Foulis Chart. MS. (Reg. H.) 4 Dec.
The said oudder half roude to the causa
B. (1) a1540 Freiris Berw. 34.
Twa of the Jacobyne freiris, … Freir Allane and Freir Robert the vder
1548–9 Corr. M. Lorraine 289.
To mak twa forttis, ane to answour and defend the wdyr
(2) 1432 Lamont P. 14.
Ader of the said parteis … to oderys has gyffyn bodely ath
1513 Wigtown B. Ct. 12 a.
For strowblans of the toun adir on wdir
1525 Ib. 178 b.
Strovblans adyre of vdir
1533 Gau 21/6.
a1568 Pedder C. 22.
(3) c1500-c1512 Dunb. xxvi. 61.
Out of thair throttis thay schot on vdder Hett moltin gold, me thocht a fudder
1530 Montgomery Mem. II. 111.
The saidis parteis sal … tak oderis partis faythfully in all thar actionis
15.. Christis Kirk 176 (B).
Tha cairlis with clubbis cowd vder quell
(4) 1533 Gau 67/8.
As ane sterne is farer na ane oder in brichtnes
(5) 1533 Gau 13/10.
Sayand to ane oder, God giff thé ane ewil deid
1544 Corr. M. Lorraine 109.
And put ane wdyr in the office
a1568 Scott xxix. 11.
Then with ane vddir thay will considdir
(6) 1533 Gau 10/12.
Ane sal noth defoul na scheyme ane oder bot hald oder in honur
1590 Burel Pilgr. i. xviii.
Euery ane from ane vdder
(7) a 1568 Sempill Sat. P. xlvi. 22.
For falt of hemp tak hary towis With stane-ballest withowttin vder
(8) 1476 Ayr Friars Pr. Chart. 55.
Befoir thir witnes … and oder divers
1482 Misc. Spald. C. II. 325.
Dyschargyande the forsad lordis and layde ... and hoder that efferis
1493 Dunferm. B. Rec. I. 318.
1525 Buccleuch Mun. II. 145.
15.. Sym & Bruder 103.
As mony vder trowis
1533 Gau 80/20.
Euerie Chrissine man sal beir oders burdine
(9) 1488 Treas. Acc. I. 92.
On the larde of Cokpule [etc.] … and oderis
1492 Highland P. II. 194.
Schir James Lindissay, chaplane, with oderis diverse
1493 Charter (Reg. H.) No. 582.
c1500-c1512 Dunb. xxii. 39.
As vderis dois
1522 Melville Chart. 62.
Agane all wderis
1533 Gau 95/5.
Thayme quhilk bakbitis oders
1553 Douglas Corr. 174.
With mony uyderis dywers my servaundis
a1595 Cullen Chron. Aberd. 35. a1605 Montg. Misc. P. liii. 11.
Aboive all vderis Brutus bure the bell

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