Show Search Results Show Browse

A Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue (up to 1700)

Hide Quotations Hide Etymology

Abbreviations Cite this entry

About this entry:
First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).
This entry has not been updated since then but may contain minor corrections and revisions.

Club, Cloub, n. Also: glub, clob. [ME. clubb, clubbe (c 1205), ON. klubba.] A club; a stout stick or staff. Also attrib. with schaft. 1375 Barb. xix. 586.
As he swa abaid hufand, Swa come ane with a club in hand
Ib. 609. ?1438 Alex. ii. 1340.
Thare was gude men … That defendit thair walles weill With clubis, mellis and axes of steill
a1500 Henr. Fab. 1767.
I tuke my club and hamewart couth I carie
Id. III. 114/10.
I … saw ane catyf on a club cumand
a1500 Colk. Sow 219.
Thurlgill thrang till a club, So fers he flaw in a dub
a1500 Prestis of Peblis 469.
With club and bel and partie cote with eiris He feinȝeit him ane fule
Ib. 503. 1502 Treas. Acc. II. 341.
To the bowar of Sanct Johnestoun for clubbes
c1500 Rowll Cursing iii.
Sum with clubbis and mellis of leid
c1500-c1512 Dunb. Flyt. 62.
Quytclame clergie, and cleik to thé ane club
Ib. v. 32.
Sanct Petir hat hir with a club
1513 Doug. xi. xiii. 72.
He held intil his hand A rural club or culmas in sted of brand
Ib. xiii. Prol. 147.
To me with hys club he maid a braid
15.. Christis K. 206 (B).
Tha cairlis with clubbis cowd vder quell
1569-73 Bann. Memor. 80.
Iohne Knox … creiping vpoun his club, came in befoir them
1589 Edinb. Test. XXI. 165.
His mekill new sadill … and his mekill cloub … his suord belt, quhinger, and littill cloub
1600-1610 Melvill 29.
For archerie and goff, I haid bow, arrose, glub and bals
1612 Edinb. Test. XLVII. 123 b.
Four hundreth arrow schaftis … and thrie scoir club schaftis
transf. 1583 Sempill Sat. P. xlv. 706.
To scape the fray he wes sa fane, He put vp club in scheith agane

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

"Club n.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 5 Mar 2024 <>



Hide Advanced Search

Browse DOST: