Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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AUGHT, n.2 In the phrase of aught = of importance, consequeuce. Ayr. 1821 Galt Annals of the Par. xx.:
The rest of the year was merely a quiet succession of small incidents, none of which are worthy of notation, though they were all severally, no doubt, of aught somewhere.

[Prob. this is an extended meaning of aucht, aught, noun or pron. = anything. As naught means something of no value so aught might come to mean something of value.]

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