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Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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First published 1965 (SND Vol. VI).
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MARTEL, n. A reduced form of Martlemas, variant of Martinmas, obs. in Eng. since the 17th c.Sc. 1790 Scots Songs I. 60:
Oh, Martel's wind, when wilt thou blow And shake the sear leaves off the tree?

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"Martel n.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 7 Jun 2023 <>



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