Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

Hide Quotations Hide Etymology Cite this entry

ASSLE-TUITH, ASSEL-, n. A molar tooth. (For other forms see quots.) [′ɑsl-, ′esl-, ′ezl-tyθ] Rxb. 1923 Watson W.-B. 43:
Assle-tooth, -tuith, . . . also sometimes [used for] a bicuspid tooth. [Other Rxb. forms are axle-, aisle-, aizle-tuith; also assle, asil alone.]
m.Dmf.3 c.1920:
Assel-tooth, a molar tooth.

[O.N. jaxl, grinder + O.E. tōð. Cf. Dan. axel-tand.]

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

"Assle-tuith n.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 19 Oct 2021 <>



Try an Advanced Search

Browse SND: