Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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PRONT, n. A large marble (Inv. 1958). Inv. c.1910 Football Times (28 Aug. 1948):
The “father” of “durbs” was the “pront.”

[? A reduced form of *pronter, Gael. pronnadair, a crusher, a pestle, from pronn, to crush. See Pron, v.]

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"Pront n.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 12 May 2021 <>



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