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An Etymological Dictionary of the Scottish Languag

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * INTRODUCTORY NOTE * * * * This dictionary is an abridged edition of the two-volume quarto * * dictionary published in 1808. Numerous entries are prefixed by * * an asterisk, for which no explanation is given. According to * * the four-volume edition published in 1879-1882, "The asterisk * * signifies that the word to which it is prefixed, besides the * * common meaning in English, is used in a different sense in * * Scotland." * * * * Some entries are alphabetically out of sequence. * * * * Some entries are undefined. A full list is included in the * * Transcriber's Notes at the end. * * * * Some cross-references have spellings at variance with the word * * referred to. This reflects the fluidity of the spelling of * * Scottish words at the time the dictionary was compiled. * * * * A number of words for which a cross-reference is cited do not * * in fact appear in the dictionary. A full list is included in * * the Transcriber's Notes. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

AN

ETYMOLOGICAL

DICTIONARY

_OF THE_

SCOTTISH LANGUAGE.

AN

ETYMOLOGICAL

DICTIONARY

OF THE

SCOTTISH LANGUAGE;

IN WHICH

THE WORDS ARE EXPLAINED IN THEIR DIFFERENT SENSES, AUTHORISED BY THE NAMES OF THE WRITERS BY WHOM THEY ARE USED, OR THE TITLES OF THE WORKS IN WHICH THEY OCCUR,

AND

DEDUCED FROM THEIR ORIGINALS.

_ABRIDGED FROM THE QUARTO EDITION,_

BY THE AUTHOR,

JOHN JAMIESON, D. D.

FELLOW OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF EDINBURGH, OF THE SOCIETY OF THE ANTIQUARIES OF SCOTLAND, AND OF THE AMERICAN ANTIQUARIAN SOCIETY.


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