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

Hide Quotations Hide Etymology Cite this entry

Cut, n.1 Also: cutt, kut. [ME. cut, cutt (a 1300), kut, of obscure origin.] A lot (cast or drawn). Freq. combined with cavill. (1) Sciendum est quod stallangiator nullo tempore potest habere loth, cut, neque cavyl … cum burgense; ? a 1200 Acts I. 31/1.
Quhen the maste party Of the folk distroyt war vtrely Be sic cuttis and cawelyng; Leg. S. xxxiii. 101.
Gif dowt fallis tharby, Be cut or kavill that pled sone partit was; Doug. i. viii. 27.
Be cut and cavill than till his part fell he Fra Clyde [etc.]; Stewart 1350.
Sua that ilk ane … may have and sett thair parte … be cutt or casting of cavillis; 1578 Glasgow Chart. II. 559.
My oyis … till haif the ane half of the foirsaid ten merkland as sall fall to thame at the ane end be thair cut or cavill; 1582 Edinb. Test. X. 325.
Six butts in Coatburne … qwhich fell by cutt and cavell to him; 1683 Melrose R. Rec. III. 8.
(2) Thai … cuttis caste quha suld begyne; & the cuttis thane serwit swa Til ilkane cane vthir sla; Leg. S. vii. 508.
Ane of thaim, as cut wald fal, His owk a-bout suld serue al; Ib. xxxvi. 35.
Thai his clething partis with cuttis syne, As the propheit … had said: My claithis ar partit and thaim cuttis laid; Kennedy Pass. Christ 810.
The thre granyt ceptour wand, Quhilk is by cut gevin me to beir in hand; Doug. i. iii. 74.
By kuttis than … Thar place thai cheysyt; Ib. v. iii. 57.
Having drawin cuttis quha suld begin first, it fell to the said Dauid to begyn first; 1590 Aberd. B. Rec. II. 70.

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

"Cut n.1". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 9 Aug 2020 <https://www.dsl.ac.uk/entry/dost/cut_n_1>



Try an Advanced Search

Browse DOST: