Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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UPLÖS, v. Also uppløs, uppleuse. To disclose, make known, reveal something secret (Sh. 1866 Edm. Gl., uppleuse, 1908 Jak. (1928), Sh. 1973, uppløs). [ʌp′løs] Sh. 1893  Sinclair MS. 3:
Bit qua can uppleuse, wi dy gumfleck an ooricoories, a' da maddram an foley at's guidably faan afore de noo!
Sh. 1900  Shetland News (20 Jan.):
Doos no ta uplös yon [whisky bottle] fil we're gotten wir cup.

[Norw., Dan. oplyse, to light up, illuminate, show.]

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