Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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VENDER, v. [′vɛndər]

1. To wander (Sh. 1866 Edm. Gl., 1914 Angus Gl., Sh. 1973).

2. To turn, of the tide (Sh. 1908 Jak. (1928), Sh. 1973).

3. To turn or row a boat against the sun (Sh. 1908 Jak. (1928)).

[Poss. two orig. distinct words have been conflated, viz. wander, Norw. vandre, and Norw. dial. vende, to turn.]

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