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First published 1934 (SND Vol. I).

ALTHOUGH, ALTHO', conj. and adv. Sc. uses. [əl′θo:]

1. conj. With ellipsis of clause = although it be so.Sc. 1883 A. S. Swan Aldersyde ii.:
An' what altho'?
Abd.(D) 1871 W. Alexander Johnny Gibb v.:
An' altho', fat maitter?
Fif.1 1931:
“Ye'll mebbe fa' in.” “Even although?”

2. adv. All the same, nevertheless, however. (Though is so used in St.Eng., and is the usual form in Sc.)Bnff.2 1931:
I wisna invitet bit I'm gaun although.
Arg.1 1929:
He's gettin better at it although.
The crop's far back, but it'll ripin although.

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"Although conj., adv.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 28 Sep 2022 <>



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