Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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SYTE, n.2 In phr. to get one's heart's syte on, to be revenged on, to get requital from. Sc. 1710  T. Ruddiman Gl. to Douglas Aeneis:
I have gotten my heart's syte on him, i.e. my heart's desire on him, or all the evil I wish'd him.

[O.Sc. syth, satisfaction, amends, 1567, heart's syth, 1661, aphetic form of assyth, id. See Sythment, Assyth(e), Assyth(e)ment.]

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