Show Search Results Show Browse

Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

Hide Quotations Hide Etymology

Abbreviations & symbols Cite this entry

About this entry:
First published 1974 (SND Vol. IX).

TREEN, adj. Also treean, treein, trein (Sc. 1808 Jam.). Wooden, made of wood. Arch. Now only dial. in Eng.Edb. 1773 Fergusson Poems (S.T.S.) II. 211:
Luggie, quegh, or truncher treein.
Sc. 1808 Jam.:
A treein leg, a wooden leg.
Sc. 1881 Chambers's Jnl. (28 May):
A huge wooden platter known in Scotland as a “treen truncher.”

Comb. trein mare, an instrument of punishment formerly used in the army, the wooden horse (Sc. 1808 Jam.); also = Stang, n.2, 1. (2).Bnff. 1749 Annals Banff (S.C.) I. 129:
2 dales for mending Treen-mare for the soldiers.
Cai. 1891 D. Stephen Gleanings 25:
When I was a young man in Thurso that's the sort of thing they put the men on that were bad to their wives, and they ca'd it the treean mare.

[O.Sc. treyn, wooden, 1375, O.E. trēowen, id., from trēow, tree.]

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

"Treen adj.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 26 Jun 2022 <http://www.dsl.ac.uk/entry/snd/treen>

27585

snd

Hide Advanced Search

Browse SND:

    Loading...

Share: