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NOTICE, v., n. Also nottice, notis, ¶nootice; notish (Wgt. 1877 G. Fraser Sketches 370, Ags. 1892 A. Reid Howetoon 69; Dmf. 1898 J. Paton Castlebraes 31), cf. Offish. Sc. forms and usages:

I. v. To watch, tend, take care of, see to, look after (I. and ne.Sc., Ags. 1964). Abd. 1700 Burgh Rec. Abd. (B.R.S.) 332:
The master of the gramer school [shall] notice ther writeing.
Ork. 1721 P. Ork. A.S. XI. 42:
To Mr Lumisden in Compliment to notice my affairs 2 moyders is … … ¥32 8 0.
Fif. 1795 Stat. Acc.1 X. 514:
One man belonging to the corps of artillery lives here, to notice the works, and take care of the stores.
Slg. 1832 Fife Herald (20 Sept.):
She asked witness to light a candle, and to notice her during the night before her death.
Abd. 1887 R. S. Robertson On Bogie's Banks 34:
I noticed the kitchie mysel'.
Abd. 1940 C. Gavin Hostile Shore xv.:
“Who noticed your face?” “Noticed?” “Ye ken — attendit to it.”
Kcd. 1955 Mearns Leader (15 April):
She's ower notishin' Leeb till the destric' noarse comes back.

II. v. Care, looking after, attentive help (Sh., Abd. 1964, rare). Sh. 1898 W. F. Clark Northern Gleams 36:
If onything happins ta me, du micht tak' a notish o' da auld folk.

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"Notice v., n.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 18 May 2021 <>



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