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First published 1934 (SND Vol. I).

A'THEGITHER, Aatagedder, A't'egither, Athegidder, A'thegeether, Aalthegither, adv. Altogether. [′:ð′gɪðər, ′ɑ:ð′gɪðər are the two main forms; for other dialect variations of the component parts see A', adj., adv., and Thegither, adv.]Sc. 1819 Scott Bride of Lam. ix.:
Is he clean daft a'thegither?
Sh.(D) 1924 T. Manson Humours Peat Comm. III. 166:
I'm not very sure aboot laevin dem aatagedder ta demsells.
Ork.(D) 1880 Dennison Orcad. Sk. Bk. 5:
The laird o' Hellsness wus a different kind o' bothy a't'geither.
Mry. 1873 J. Brown Round Table Club 90:
The warl's gaen vrang a'thegither.
Bnff.(D) 1924 Burnie's Jeannie, Swatches o' Hamespun 38:
A'll tine my feet athegidder.
Bnff.4 1926:
A'thegeether. (L.Bnff.)
Abd. 1865 G. Macdonald Alec Forbes I. iii.:
The Almighty micht as weel mak' a new body a'thegither.
Edb. 1900 E. H. Strain Elmslie's Drag-Net 51:
I dinna mean a'thegither in the way o' trade.
Arg. 1906 “H. Foulis” The Vital Spark 109:
We're no daft aalthegither.
Ayr. 1791 (publ.) Burns Tam o' Shanter l. 188:
Tam tint his reason a'thegither.

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"A'thegither adv.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 27 Sep 2022 <>



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