Show Search Results Show Browse

Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

Hide Quotations Hide Etymology

Abbreviations Symbols Cite this entry

About this entry:
First published 1952 (SND Vol. III).

DENSAXE, n. A long-bladed axe.Bnff. 1747 W. Cramond Cullen Ho. (1887) 17:
The densaxes and halberts which used to be carried before the Earl as Constable of the town.

[O.Sc. has dens(e) ax, id., from 1501, from dens = Danish + ax.]

You may wish to vary the format shown below depending on the citation style used.

"Densaxe n.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 3 Oct 2022 <>



Hide Advanced Search

Browse SND: