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ANEUCH, Aneugh, Ane(u)wch, Anouch, Anooch, Anyoch, Aneoch, Anoff, adj., used also as n., adv. Enough. [ə′njux Sc.; ə′nux occas. n.Sc., Ork.; ə′njɔx Sh., Cai., e.Rs.: ə′nɔf Sh.; ə′nøux, ə′niux s.Sc.] (See Eneugh for the e- forms, separately illustrated.)

1. adj. Sc. a.1881  in A. Henderson Sc. Proverbs 8:
Hap and a ha'penny is world's gear aneugh.
Ork.(D) 1907  J. T. S. Leask in Old-Lore Misc., Ork. Shet., etc. I. ii. 63:
Noo, du sees dat waas preuf anouch 'at he waasna far awa.
w.Dmf. 1930 6 :
Thairz anewch aitmeel caiks, trekl, sāt buter an cheez tie had (y)ee gān.

2. Used as n. Mry. 1873  J. Brown Round Table Club 222:
Ye hinna brocht aneuch.

3. adv. Sc. 1815  Scott Guy M. vi.:
He was whiles fractious aneuch.
Sh.(D) 1898  Burgess Tang 30:
Public worship . . . Yea, it's public anoff.
Ork.(D) 1880  Dennison Orcad. Sk. Bk. 42:
Th'u're fit aneuch tae deu the De'il's wark ony time.
Cai.(D) 1909  D. Houston 'E Silkie Man 4:
'E Roogs wis fowk a' weel anyoch t' be seen.
Cai.(D) 1928  “Caithness Forum” in John o' Groat Jnl. (10 Feb.):
A ken weel aneoch fat lek hid is.
Mry. 1927  E. B. Levack Stories of Old Lossiemouth 18:
The man began wi' a quiet anooch souch o' win'.
Abd.(D) 1871  W. Alexander Johnny Gibb xviii.:
Ay, the Presbyter's ill aneuch their leens.
s.Sc. 1873  Murray D.S.C.S. 175:
Aneuwch (sing.) is used for quantity, aneuw (plural) for number. Aneuwch o' syller bryngs aneuw o' freinds.

[See Eneuch. Forms with a- are freq. in O.Sc. from end of 15th cent.]

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