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Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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First published 1976 (SND Vol. X, list of Scottish place-names).

LERWEGIAN. A native or citizen of Lerwick (Sh. 1901 Shetland News (5 Jan.)). Only in liter. use. [lɛr′widʒən]

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"Lerwegian ". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 26 Sep 2022 <>



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