Show Search Results Show Browse

Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

Hide Quotations Hide Etymology

Abbreviations Symbols Cite this entry

About this entry:
First published 1971 (SND Vol. VIII). Includes material from the 2005 supplement.

SHANNAG, n. Also shonnag. An ant (Cai. 1904 E.D.D., Cai. 1970).Cai. 1992 James Miller A Fine White Stoor 216:
Food for ilka manner o creeping thing - worm, klock, flech, bluebottle, dragonfly, shonnag, shitey-flee.

[A met. form of Shangan, q.v.]

You may wish to vary the format shown below depending on the citation style used.

"Shannag n.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 24 Sep 2022 <>



Hide Advanced Search

Browse SND: