Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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AUGHT, n.1 In the phrase in my aught (and the like) = in my estimation. Sc.(E) 1879 P. H. Waddell Isaiah v. 21:
Wae's them sae far-seen, ay i' their ain een; sae sikker an' straught, ay i' their ain aught.
Ayr. 1821 Galt Annals of the Par. v.:
He was nae dumb in my aught at the Latin or any other language.

[O.E. eaht, æht, estimation, consideration, eahtian, v., esteem, cogn. with Sc. ettle, from O.N. ætla, design, purpose; Mod.Ger. achten.]

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