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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).
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*(Ill-,) Yl-scath. (? Cf. mod. Orkn. dial. ill-scathe harm, hurt, used as a malediction.) — 1385 Slater Early Sc. Texts No. 7.
To lete mykyl yl scath and grete sclandyr

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"Yl-scath n.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 24 May 2024 <>



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