Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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HISSEL, pron. Also 'is-sel in unstressed position. Himself. Gen.Sc. Common in Eng. dials. [(h)ɪz′sɛl] Lnk. 1862  D. Wingate Poems 69:
At least he wadna gang his sel'.
e.Lth. 1876  J. Teenan Song and Satire 4:
He maybe didna ken hissel' — The Maister!
Rxb. c.1885  W. Laidlaw Poetry & Prose (1901) 47:
He said the words were by hissel'.
Gall. 1901  Trotter Gall. Gossip 9:
Flingin hissel half-wey ower the book-board.
wm.Sc. 1931  Gsw. Herald (14 Feb.):
This felly wis able in some way tae score the ba's hissel.

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"Hissel pron.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 24 Jan 2020 <>



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