Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

from 2005 supplement

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AIK, n. Add quots.: m.Sc. 1988  William Neill Making Tracks 56:
Pit back the aik, the rowan an the sally
see yince again the blackthorn on the druim;
rowan an elm, the birk an bonnie gean
Abd. 1990  Stanley Robertson Fish-Hooses (1992) 99:
She had seven brithers and they were built like aiks, and they aa doted upon their young sister.
Abd. 1998  Sheena Blackhall The Bonsai Grower 69:
Fur the showdie-powdie wins that ruggit an tuggit the booin birks an leerichie-larrichie laricks, the fusslin firs an the creakin aiks o the howe war fulled wi the echoes o birdsang an wattersang, ...

Add Comb.: aik-tree, Sc. form of Eng. oak tree.m.Sc. 1985  William J. Rae in Joy Hendry Chapman 40 18:
Whaun onybody caa'd on him at his nest in the hollow o an aik-tree, and socht his advice, he'd tell them he wisna like ither owls ...

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"Aik n.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 23 May 2019 <>



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