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An Etymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language

in which the words are explained in their different senses, ...

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Author: John Jamieson
Published: 1818
Language: English
Wordcount: 222,196 / 1005 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 75.6
Downloads: 1,426
Added to site: 2015.04.16
mnybks.net#: 32026
Genre: Non-fiction
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i, abay, abbais; E. at bay, O. E. abay.

ABERAND, part. pr. Going astray.

Lat. aberrans, E. aberring.

Bellenden.

To ABHOR, v. a. To fill with horror.

Lyndsay.

To ABY, v. a. To suffer for.

O. E. abeye, abie. A. S. byg-an, to buy.

Henrysone.

ABIL, adj. Able.

Wyntown.

Lat. habil-is, Fr. habile, C. B. abl, Teut. abel, id.

ABIL, adv. Perhaps.

V. ~Able~.

ABYLL, adj. Liable, apt.

V. ~Abil~.

Bellenden.

ABITIS, s. pl. Obits, service for the dead.

Bannatyne Poems.

Lat. obit-us, death; also, office for the dead.

ABLACH, s. A dwarf, an expression of contempt, S. B.

Gl. Shirrefs.

Gael. abh

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