Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

from 2005 supplement

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LENTH, n., v. Add variant linth
I. Sc. form of Eng. 1994  Alastair Mackie in James Robertson A Tongue in Yer Heid 93:
A granite Chinese waa that road was, the haill linth o't, that the bourgeoisie raised wi siller oot o siller.
Abd. 1996  Norman Harper and Robbie Shepherd Anither Dash O' Doric 45:
'... Is it [the dress] the wrang colour? The wrang style? The wrang linth? Fit is't?'
Edb. 2005  :
A linth o Harris Tweed.

I. 1. (1) Add quots.: Abd. 1993  :
Ye've gotten this linth.
Edb. 2005  :
She went the linth o Musselburgh.
Dmb. 2005  :
We went the lenth o the station wi him.

I. 1. (1) Add Phr.: A widna gang the length o masel, I wouldn't trouble myself.Ags. 1990s  :
Uh widna geing the length o masel tuh see um: I wouldn't cross the street to see him.

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"Lenth n., v.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 20 Jun 2019 <>



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