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 1986 (DOST Vol. VI).

Potabille, adj. [F. (14–15th c. in Hatz.-Darm.) and e.m.E. (1572) potable, late L. pōtābilis drinkable, f. L. pōtāre to drink.] Gold potabille, ‘drinkable gold’ the cordial medicine. — c1460 Alex. (Taym.) 13450.
His drink was balme and gold potabille [: abill]

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

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



Hide Advanced Search

Browse DOST: