Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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ATHIN, 'ITHIN, prep. Within. [ɪ′θɪn Sh.; ə′θɪn Gall.] Sh.(D) 1906 T. P. Ollason Spindrift 56:
Da flitmen says shü'll be in athin a 'oor.
Sh.(D) 1922 J. Inkster Mansie's Röd 112:
Me very saul is tried 'ithin me.
Gall.(D) 1901 Trotter Gall. Gossip 49:
She wus stannin juist athin the door.

[From within, by slurring of the unstressed first syllable. Cf. Athoot.]

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