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A Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue (up to 1700)

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First published 2001 (DOST Vol. IX).

(Sillabication,) Syllabicatione, n. [17th c. Eng. sillabication (1631), syllabication (1654); Sillab n.] The marking of syllables (or ? stress patterns) or the division of words into syllables to aid in reading aloud, syllabification. — 1658 Argyll Synod II 177.
The … psalmes translate in Irish meeter … are approven yett seeing they are defective in syllabicatione, and the synod judging the fittest for syllabicatione to be Mr. David Symson and John McMarques in Kintyr ane old man and able in the Irish language therfor … two of the translators … with the assistance of Mr. David Simpson [etc.] … to transcrybe a perfect copie … with ane epistle to the reader in which they are to give ruls for right reading

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"Sillabication n.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 29 Sep 2022 <>



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