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First published 1952 (SND Vol. III).
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DOMRA, n. Fog, mist, haze; anything which obscures the sky (Sh. 1908 Jak. (1928); 1914 Angus Gl.); now obs. (Sh.10 1949).

[Origin doubtful, but cf. Norw. dial. daam, dark, gloomy, daame, veil of clouds. The second syllable may be a curtailed form from Norw. dial. raak, cloud-streak: cf. Rawk, mist, fog.]

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"Domra n.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 3 Oct 2023 <>



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