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

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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).

Kyte, n.1 [Also in the mod. Sc. and north. Eng. dial.: ? cf. mod. Icel. kýta stomach of a fish, roe (Blöndal) and mod. Orkney dial. kitpock id.,? rather than e.m.Du. and Flem. kijte, kiete (Kilian), var. of MDu. cute, cuyte fleshy part of the body, etc., MLG. kût fleshy part, entrails.] The belly or stomach. — c1540 Lynd. Kitteis Conf. 140.
Swa wes confessioun ordanit first, Thocht Codrus kyte suld cleue and birst
1591-2 Rob Stene 3.
[He] could not content his emptie kyte, Nor quenche his greidy appetyte

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