Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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AG, AGG, v.1 tr. and intr. (Only Sh.)

1. Of waves of the sea when wind blows shoreward, or of the wind: to drive towards or against the shore. Sh. 1908  Jak. (1928):
De sodderli wind ag(g)ed de fish in to de shore.

2. To be driven shorewards (by wind from sea). Sh. 1908  Jak. (1928):
De sea is ag(g)in on.
De pilteks (young coalfish) ag(g)ed upo de shore.

3. To irritate — e.g. by teasing.   Ib.:
[tr.] To agg ane; [intr.] to keep aggin awa.

[See Ag, n. Sense 3. is ref. by Jak. to *agga; cf. Sw. dial. agga, v., to incite, irritate; Icel. agg, n., quarrel. Cf. O.N. eggja, incite, Eng. egg, v.]

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