Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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BATI, BATTI, n. A great pile; quantity or number. Sh. 1908  Jak. (1928):
“Ye're gotten a b[ati] o' her dis mornin'”; you have had a good catch (of fish) this morning.
Sh. 1914  Angus Gl.:
Batti, a batch; a quantity, a considerable number.

[Origin uncertain. Cf. O.N. bati, advantage.]

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