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Other, Uther, a. and pron.1 Also: othere, -eir, ir(e, -yr(e; hother; uthere, -eir, -ir(e, -yr(e, -ar(e, -air(e, -our; wther(e, -eir, -ir(e, -yr, -air, wthr; wither, wyther; outher, owther, -ir. Plur. otheris, others, utheris, uthers, etc., also uthris. [ME. oþer, other, oother (14th c.), ouþer (14–15th c.), (north.) oiþer (Cursor M.), e.m.E. other, OE. óþer, óðer. Cf. also Ather and Oder.]For further examples of A 1 and B 1 see Tother. For further examples with the indef. article (A 2 a, 3 a, B 4 and 4 b) see Ane indef. art. 2, Another and Nother a.2 A, and On(e indef. art. and with the neg. adj. (A 2 a, 3 a, B 3 and 4) see Nane other, Na uther and Nother a.2

A. adj. 1. The remaining (person or thing) of two of a kind; the second; also, the second of a series of three or more.See also Tother.(a) 1375 Barb. xii. 180 (E).
Thair waward … And syne yone othyr joly rout
1513 Doug. xii. ix. 38.
This other chiftane, Turnus, killit twa
1531 Bell. Boece II. 152.
In thair othir hand ilk ane of thame had ane bugil horn
1558 Aberd. Sheriff Ct. I. 180.
Tua croftis … the tayne liand … and the other croft … liand …
1611-57 Mure Misc. P. xiv. 2. 1680 Cunningham Diary 140.
By James Clark … for his half of the lands of Ladymuir, … By Hugh Blair … for his other half of the said lands
(b) 1528 Breadalbane Doc. No. 42.
On the ta part and … one the wther part
1586 Rait & Cameron King James's Secret 67.
His majesties uther embassadour … geid wnto hir majestie
1596 Dalr. I. 4/13.

b. The opposite, the contrary (side, party, etc.).Also absol. with ellipsis of the noun.With or without the def. art.Also the other … other, = the one … the other.(a) 1375 Barb. viii. 478 (E).
Quhen thai on othyr [C. the othir] halff has sene Dowglas [etc.]
Ib. xii. 425.
The Scottis men … went all furth in gud array … ; The Inglis men on othyr party … War nocht arayit on sic maner
a1500 Lanc. 1043.
Bot ovr thei went vithouten more delay, And can them one that other sid assay
c1590 Fowler I. 54/169.
And on the other part I spy, and seis on other syde
(b) 1488 Acts II. 207/1.
Personis of the vthir opynȝone
1520 Fife Sheriff Ct. 171.
The quhilk day comperit in jugement Hew Muncreif on that ane part and James Ramsay on that uthir part
1566 Sciennes Conv. p. xxvi n.
1578 Reg. Privy C. III. 32.
Havand on the ane syde [etc.] … and on the uther syde of the pece in the middis thairof ane I
a1578 Pitsc. I. 19/25. a1605 Montg. Ch. & Slae 44 (W).absol. 1375 Barb. xvi. 320 (E).
He was passyt throw Irland, Fra end till wthyr
(c) 1375 Barb. x. 24 (C).
On the owthir half ane montane was

c. Ilk uther, every second or alternate, every other. Also the uther, id. 1557 Rec. Earld. Orkney 108.
To uphald him in met and clathis to his deand day ilk uther day
1690 Kirkcudbr. Sheriff Ct. Deeds II. 418.
[He is to grass one horse] the wther weik [to the said Charles]

d. With plur. noun: The remaining, the rest of the.uninfl. 1483 (c 1580) Edinb. B. Rec. I. 49.
That his uther brether … be not hurt
1501 Treas. Acc. II. 125.
To the othir botis that passit and com with the Kingis servandis
1561–3 Edinb. Old Acc. I. 392.
infl. 1456 Hay II. 66/31.
The haly sacrament of the altare, with the otheris sacramentis of the haly kirk
1513 Doug. iii. iv. 6.
With all the otheris harpyes mony mo
1559 M. Works Acc. (ed.) I. 297.
The otheris tymmer werk

e. This or the other ȝere (oulk), a year (week) or two ago. 1375 Barb. xix. 647.
As Ik herd tell this othyr yer That [etc.]
1583 Sempill Warning i.
Nocht lyk the spur I spak the vthir ȝeir
1614 M. Works Acc. (ed.) I. 343.
The uther oulk at the founding of the dykis to the maissounes

2. That exists besides or is additional to that or those already mentioned or implied; further.Passing into next sense.

a. With sing. noun, with the indef. article or the negative adj.: A second, a further, an additional.(a) c1420 Wynt. viii. 1284.
This Alane … Ane othir dowchtyr had
1456 Hay I. 289/31.
And syne suld he tak ane othir croune of iryn
1458 Liber Aberbr. 104.
Syne eist to the corsstane … and eist … tyl ane othyr corsstane
1501 Treas. Acc. II. 125, etc. 1595 Colville Lett. 191.
There is also ane other Irlandois heir, called Gualter Quin
1605–6 Misc. Spald. C. V. 79.
For hors hyir to Thomas Forbes, and ane othir hors hyir to Mr. Jon Mortimer, and the thrid hors hyir to myself
(b) a1400 Leg. S. xxxii. 202.
Cypriane … ane vthir feynd can call
a1500 Henr. III. 122/48.
Ane vther wers this ȝoung man ȝit can sing
1502 Treas. Acc. II. 160.
1532 Edinb. B. Rec. II. 59.
All and hale thre akerris of thair landis … with ane vther aiker of land
1560 Rolland Seven S. 6421. c1600 Montg. Suppl. 240/81.
Saint Peter wrett ane vthair quhair
1613 Aberd. Council Lett. I. 119.
We allow ane uther hundreth merks
1638 Edinb. Test. LIX. 33.
Ane clois almerie buird with the lid of ane vther buird

b. With singular or collective noun, without article: That makes up the remainder; additional.(a) c1400 Troy-bk. i. 240.
With othire mony nobile knytht
c1420 Wynt. vi. 2435.
Wyth wyttaylle, and wyth othire thyng That esfull war to thare lykyng
14.. Burgh Laws c. 85 (A).
Gif scho has other dowar
? 1544 Bk. Carlaverock II. 30.
Or hony hother thyng that I hayff wryttyng or said
a1585 Maitl. Q. ii. 93.
And als coistlie in other geir
(b) a1400 Leg. S. xv. 41.
& vthir sere thing can thame say
Ib. xxvii. 68.
I sal helpe thé … in al vthyre thyng
c1450-2 Howlat 472.
With offerandis and vrisons, and all vthar thing
a1500 Gol. & Gaw. 158.
With ane girdill … and vthir light gere
1490 Irland Mir. I. 67/16.
Be … vryn and vthere superfluite
a1500 Bk. Chess 503. 1551 Hamilton Cat. 135. 1570 Conv. Burghs I. 22.
Fals hardheidis, fals plakis and vther fals cunȝe
1613 Soc. Ant. X. 222.
To James Layng smytht, for boutis, carvall naillis, ringis and uther iron work
1676 Glasgow B. Rec. III. 217.
Sheip, lambis, veillis, hudrones … or uthour bestiall

c. With plur. noun or absol. adj., without inflexion: That make up the remainder, remaining; additional, further.(1) a 1350 Facs. Nat. MSS. II. xix.
In communi pastura dicte terre vsufructu [gl. gres watir and other profitis] pro suis animalibus
1375 Barb. xiv. 160 (E).
Schyr Richard of Clar And othyr lordis that war thar
1381 Slater Early Sc. Texts No. 4, etc. c1420 Wynt. vi. 1948.
To be gottyn kyndly As othir men ar generaly
Ib. iv. 1747.
Off Rome ar othir batalis sere
14.. Burgh Laws c. 41 (A).
Sa that throu that ma other housis be byrnt
1494 Treas. Acc. I. 245. 1513 Doug. viii. v. 20. 1605–6 Misc. Spald. C. V. 79.
To pas to Strathaquhin, and other partis on De syid
(b) 1405 Lennox Mun. 57.
And al vther proffittis langand to the said landis and ilis
1428 Liber Melros 520.
Be uthir charteris
1458 Reg. Great S. 143/1.
And swa of uthire lik thingis
c1500-c1512 Dunb. Flyt. 135.
Uthir pure beggaris and thow ar at debaittis
1503 Aberd. Sheriff Ct. I. 74. 1535 Reg. Privy S. II. 254/1.
Or ony uthir temporale courtis
1550 Reg. Privy C. I. 95.
Ane desoun of laverokis and uthair small bredis
c1552 Lynd. Mon. 124.
Uaine glore, dissait, and vthir sensuall vyce
1565 Reg. Privy C. I. 369.
To covir thair uther ungodlie disseignes
a1578 Pitsc. I. 156/24.
Ane callit Maister Maures with wthir certeine knichtis with him
1584 Sempill Sat. P. xlv. 611.
Tuiching his awin tryne … , The Vicar of Dunbuge … With vthere fellowis tuo or thrie
c1590 Fowler II. 20/27.
With vthair infinite blasphemous wordis
1651 Montgomery Mem. 314.
Soum wtheir gold wipis
c 1641–54 J. Gordon in Macfarlane's Geog. Coll. II. 512.
Sum four myles, and four uthir myles from the head of the said glen, to the ferry
1659 Glasgow B. Rec. II. 421.
Acquavytie and wther hot waters
(2) 1375 Barb. xiv. 390.
Richarde of Clar And othir gret of Irlande
c1475 Wall. i. 309.
Our kyne ar slayne … And othir worthi mony

d. With plur., also collect., noun, with inflexion.(a) 1408 Slater Early Sc. Texts No. 69.
Of al otheris condicyons [etc.]
1446 Reg. Episc. Brechin. I. 107.
To pay … as othiris tenentis pais
c1515 Asl. MS. I. 325/32.
Bot referris me to Bochas & otheris auctoris
1545 Treas. Acc. VIII. 368.
Send ane boy … witht ane letter of manteinance and otherris letterris
1596 Dalr. II. 262/2.
With gold, silver and otheris thingis
1622 Grant Chart. 335.
For cruell … murthouris and otheris insolencyis committit be him
1657 Balfour Ann. II. 11.
Amongest others matters
(b) 1405 Slater Early Sc. Texts No. 58.
Grete commissaris of ȝouris, and vtheris grete of my lege lordis
1488 Acts II. 208/1. 1497–8 Newbattle Coll. (Somerville) MS. (Reg. H.).
Generaly all wthers & sindry thingis to exerceis
1536 Crim. Trials I. 177.
Keip … all vtheris strenths … fra all infestacioune
1540–41 M. Works Acc. (ed.) I. 283.
Crewkis, bandis … and vtheris irne grayth
1545 Corr. M. Lorraine 150.
All the landit men and utheris inhabetaris
1549 Compl. 108/22. c1552 Lynd. Mon. 1037.
His membris all compleit As vtheris beistis
1562-3 Winȝet I. 107/6.
With wtheris [v.r. witheris] worthy fruitis of pennance
Ib. II. 5/25.
Amangis wtheris Catholikis
Ib. 15/16. 1566 Digest Justiciary Proc. F. 11.
& vtheris vaponis invasiue
1577 Ib. I. 72.
And vtheris necessaris furnitour
1590 Aberd. Council Lett. I. 51.
Oure utheris letteris
1596 Dalr. I. 21/22. 1609 Peebles B. Rec. I. 75. 1612 Orkney & Shetl. Ct. Bk. (ed.) 30 July. 1622-6 Bisset I. 53/18. 1641 Acts V. (1817) 613/1.
1654 Conv. Burghs III. 395.
Be Robert Murray … and severall wtheris persones
(c) 1459 Acts XII. 26/1.
With outheris possessionis gyfyn to the sayd abbay in almus

e. Other mony, sindry, many, various others in addition; other ma, = others besides. f. With possess., as other(is) my, = my other, other the Kingis, = the King's other.e. (1) 1375 Barb. ii. 38.
Schyr Edmund Cumyn als wes slayn, And othir mony
1438 Lennox Mun. 69.
Thar beand wytnes [certain names] … with othyr mony
a1500 Rauf C. 3.
Empreouris and erlis, and vther mony ane
c1515 Asl. MS. I. 215/15.
With his brother and vther syndry
(2) 1375 Barb. viii. 415.
Schyr Robert Boyd, and othyr ma
?1438 Alex. i. 2161. c1420 Ratis R. 1787.
Salamonne … With vthir may than I can say
c1460 Alex. (Taym.) 2584.
Than vther ma in Gallik cumin was
f. uninfl. 14.. Acts I. 208/2.
Al other the Kyngis legis sal helpe
1575 Orkney Oppress. 5.
And in all other his adois
1649 Blairs P. 22.
And other my freinds and acquantance there
inf. 1488 Acts II. 203/1.
And all vtheris his possessiones
1515 Reg. Privy S. I. 407/1.
And do all utheris thare leiffull errandis
1533 Boece xii. v. 461 b.
Of hieare ingyne than vtheris his contemporanis
1562-3 Winȝet I. 68/8.
Our nobilis and wtheris our countreymen

3. That is distinct from that already mentioned or implied; not the same, different in identity, separate.a. With sing. noun with indef. art. or indef. or neg. adj.(1) 1375 Barb. v. 468.
With him ane othyr cumpany
Ib. vii. 55.
Bot sum men sayis, this eschaping Apon ane othyr maner fell
1400 Slater Early Sc. Texts No. 44.
And now spouses ane other wif
14.. Burgh Laws c. 70 (A).
A suerd or an other wapyn
Ib. c. 78 (A).
Ane other tyme
1456 Hay I. 19/22. c1500-c1512 Dunb. Tua Mar. W. 390. 1503 Misc. Spald. C. V. 35.
To input ane uther childe in the saide clerkschip
c1568 Lauder Minor P. i. 269.
Sekand the sam vpon ane vther ground, Quhilk be no vther maner can be found
1562-3 Winȝet II. 27/12.
1567 G. Ball. 134. a1605 Montg. Misc. P. xxxiv. 21.
Espye if I applye ane vther geat
1596 Edinb. Test. XXIX. 298.
Incais scho cleytht hir self with ane husband or ane vther man in lemmanrie
1674 Inverness Rec. II. 259.
To be exchanged with ane wthr bell of alse good weicht [etc.]
(2) ?1438 Alex. (c 1580) i. 36.
Than ony vther land thairby
1456 Hay I. 213/2.
Quhat sum ever othir … interpretacioun sum … folk wald mak
a1500 Bk. Chess 2075.
Haue ȝe na reskew of sum vther knycht
1505 Lennox Mun. 172.
To have nane wthir entrais … of the said commone pasture
c1590 Fowler I. 129/89. c1650 Spalding II. 400.
The committee gat sum vther labour ado schortlie
1667 Aberd. B. Rec. IV. 241.
For scooll exactions, such as candle, bentsiluer, or any wther due

b. With sing. noun, without article.(a) 1375 Barb. i. 207.
Gyff that ony man … Had ony thing … As hors, or hund, or othir thing
1456 Hay II. 158/4.
The ayr passis sa throu the warlde, throu blastis of wyndis, and othir maner of ventulaciounis
c1475 Wall. xi. 1435.
Na charge I had off king nor othir lord
(b) a1400 Leg. S. ii. 667.
Vthir reward he suld hawe nan
Ib. xx. 39.
?1438 Alex. ii. 150, 3576. c1475 Wall. i. 4.
Our antecessowris … We lat ourslide … And castis ws euir till vthir besynes
c1500-c1512 Dunb. liv. 24.
And newir to wther confort clame
c1590 Fowler II. 24/25. Ib. I. 233/14.
Ather be disputatioun or vthar extraordinar meanes

c. With plur. or coll. noun, without and with inflexion.(1) uninfl. 1375 Barb. xi. 148.
Off othyr mennys thing larg wes he
c1400 Troy-bk. I. iii. c1420 Wynt. i. 685.
Othyr folk thare … drynkys bot wattyr off the se
1456 Hay II. 120/24.
Bot as belangand othir infirmities that cummys of travailis in were
1467 Acts II. 88/2.
The mone of wther realmis
1540 Lynd. Sat. Prol. 136.
He lovis him self, and vthir men he lakkis
1558-66 Knox II. 460.
Johne Knox in the end was commandit … to wryte … to the leirnit in uther kirkis
1568 Anderson Collect. Mary IV. i. 122.
a1570-86 Maitl. F. xxxv. i.
Quhan wthair wyfes war glaid … Scho sat and nothing said
1563-1570 Buch. Wr. 10.
1659 Glasgow B. Rec. II. 426.
What weomen hes seats sett in the Laigh Kirk who hes chyres in wther kirkes
infl. a1400 Leg. S. xiv. 28.
Gestis that he leyryt Of vthris apostolis
c1460 Thewis Wysmen 405.
Of vtheris menis scaith thai ar ay fayn
(2) 1389 Slater Early Sc. Texts No. 16.
Of ony vthir landys
1516 Dunferm. B. Rec. 295.
For ony vthir devities that may be askit
1662 Conv. Burghs III. 556.
No Inglischman is allowed any wther schippis but Inglisch built

4. Of a different kind, nature or appearance.Also const. than (na) and correlative. 1375 Barb. i. 392.
Bot quha in battaill mycht him se All othir contenance had he
14.. Burgh Laws c. 77 (A).
I graunt I dide other thing na I aucht to doo
c1475 Wall. ix. 544.
Bot fra thai wyst [etc.] … Wthyr purpos thai tuk in to schort space
Ib. 1946.
His lauborous mynd was all on othir deid
1529 Stirling B. Rec. I. 36.
It salbe unlefull to the saidis … counsall … till … lycent the said Jhone till ony othir werk than [etc.]
c1679 Kirkton Hist. 59.
Yet it was at that time high laese majesty to doubt he was any other thing than a sincere covenanter

5. a. Const. cardinal numeral or fraction in various above senses.(1) a1400 Leg. S. xxxvi. 461.
& to thire ansueris wthir thre
?1438 Alex. ii. 379.
Ane thousand is worth vther tua
1457 Peebles B. Rec. I. 125.
And sal pay for his fredom x s., at Beltan v s. and at Mechelmes other v s.
a1500 Gol. & Gaw. 731.
Wthir four of the folk
1499–1501 Antiq. Aberd. & B. II. 429.
Ascendand … to the gret Lammyrhillok … and to wthir twa Lammyrhillokis
1525 Selkirk B. Ct. (ed.) 77.
Thre Franch crownes at Ohallowis … and other thre at Sanct Androuis daye
1538 Treas. Acc. VII. 24. 1552–3 Edinb. Old Acc. I. 73. 1560 Ib. II. 97. 1582 Edinb. Test. XI. 220.
Ane quhyt beltit ox with vther foure ky
1585 James VI Ess. 62.
Ȝe sie thair is bot ane name there specifeit, to serue for vther thrie of that sorte
1649 Lamont Diary 2.
The Earle of Craforde … was remoued from his office, and other fowre put in his rowme
(2) 1396 Sc. Ant. XIV. 218.
Qwhil he be fully payit of the wyther ii. c marcis
1529 Acta Conc. Publ. Aff. 315.
Becaus thir iii erlis may nocht be laserit … , thir othir thre personis ar chosin
1581 Bann. Memor. 336.
The uther tua … kaist up the windowis
1622-6 Bisset I. 251/5.
The rest of the uthir thrie charges of foure formes
a1652 Dickson Psalms (title).
A brief explication upon the other fifty psalms, from psalm 60 to psalm 100

b. Other half, one and a half.As in OE. and ME., where it was appar. obsolete after the early 15th c.: cf. Ger. anderthalb.With the exception of the quot. from Monro W. Isles, all the examples found are localised to east central Scotland and to Orkney.(a) c1420 Wynt. vi. 853.
He wes bot othire half yhere kyng
1492 H. Marwick Orkney Farm-Names (1952) 197.
Upon the auld price, viz. other half lisp.
1494 Edinb. Hammermen 7.
For the makin of other ½ lib. of auld walx iij d.
1562–3 Rec. Earld. Orkney 115.
That Janote Cromate sall haue tharof tua melis othyr half settene
1563 Misc. Maitl. C. III. 320.
That Barbara Sandelandis hes resortit to thar hows diuers tymis within this other half yeir
1588 Kinnaird Farm Bk. 71 a.
Off koyis off other half ȝier aldis, v
(b) 1502 Orkney Rentals i. 7. 1503 (c 1580) Edinb. B. Rec. I. 97.
The caikis for the penny sould wey vther half tymes alsmekill as the penny quhit breid
1535 Edinb. Hammermen 145 b. 1545 Prot. Bk. A. Gaw .
Vthir half akir
1552 Ib. 23. ?1549 Monro W. Isles (1961) 64.
Ane Ile … callit Iniskenȝie, uther half mile lang, les nor ane mile breid

B. absol. as pron., and pron. 1. With def. art. or demonstr.: The remaining person or thing, the second (of two, also of more than two); also, the previously mentioned instance of the same class or sort, the former.See also Tother.(a) ?1438 Alex. ii. 182.
He left tua childer in his stede: Gaudefere of Effesoun The eldest hecht, the other Betoun
c1420 Wynt. i. 474.
He suld serve the yhowynger brother Howe evyr it happnyd off the othire [W. tother]
1531 Bell. Boece II. 201.
This othir … deceissit
a1585 Maitland Maitl. Q. xxv. 104. 1599 Maxwell Mem. II. 49.
My intendement is fre from the firste, my devoire and dutie bound me to the other
(b) c1520-c1535 Nisbet Matth. v. 39.
Gif ony man strike thee on the richte cheke, schaw to him alsa that vthir
1542 Old Ross-shire I. 109.
Ane … in the toune of Delny … and the uthyr in the toun of Balcony and the third in the waird of Dingwall
c1550 Lynd. Meldrum 151. 1562-3 Winȝet I. 3/20.
For the quhilk perrel we now mair effrayit than we … wes for the vther
1576 Reg. Morton I. 83.
In respect of the absence of the principale tratour quhat salbe done with the vthair I am nocht certane
c1590 Fowler II. 45/12. Ib. 52/25.
The ane was indifferentlie takin for the vther
1596 Grant Chart. 187.
c1615 Chron. Kings 42.
Without the awice of the wther
16.. Hist. Kennedy 47.
The ane at the heid of the feallis, and the wther at the futt
1630 Bamff Chart. 223.

2. In reciprocal sense: Each other, one another. a. Correlated with aither (ether etc.), ane, everilk ane, every ane, ilk, ilk ane, qq.v. for further examples.uninfl. 1519 Wigtown B. Ct. 89 a.
For trublans doyn athir on othir
c1510 Prester John 311.
Ane ilkane eitis vther
a1578 Pitsc. I. 398/1.
That ether of the saidis airmeis appeirit in other sightis
1592 Edinb. B. Rec. V. 69.
Every ane to hald hand to other thairinto
1596 Dalr. II. 458/16.
Ilk from vther takeng thair lyue departet
infl. ?14.. Ship Laws in Adv. MS. fol. 161.
The gudis … salbe prisyt & maide ilk lib. otheris broder betwix the schipmen
1509 Montgomery Mem. 73.
[They] sall … ilkane tak vtheris be the handis, and stand afald and kyndlie till otheris
1513 Doug. xi. xii. 44.
That athyris contyr fruschyt otheris banys
Ib. xiii. viii. 33.
The landwart hynys … athir otheris gan exhort
1546 Reg. Privy C. I. 32.
The articlis gevin in be athair of thame aganis uthairis
1604 Shetland Sheriff Ct. (ed.) 122.
Everie ane … to haife ane kenning mark by utheris
a1649 Drummond Wks. (1711) 97.
They mutually … feasted each others at Christmas
1650 Misc. Spald. C. V. 230.
1678 Kirkcudbr. B. Rec. MS. 16 Jan.
For mutuall batterries committed be ilk ane of them wpon uthers

b. Without separately expressed correlative.See also Throuch-other adv. phr.uninfl. (a) 1375 Barb. viii. 174.
Three dykys … That war sa fer fra othir, that [etc.]
Ib. xii. 511.
Thai dang on othyr with wapnys set
a1400 Leg. S. i. .
Than kissit thai other sammyne
c1420 Wynt. viii. 3578.
Hepyd on othir
1513 Doug. iv. Prol. 65, 70.
The bustuus bullys oft … With horn to horn wyrkis othir mony a wound; … Baris twyte thar tuskis and fret otheris skyn
Ib. xii. ix. 117.
Aganyst othir to feght sammyn attanys
1531 Bell. Boece I. 20. 1661 Black Sc. Witches 47.
They shed with other vpon Williame Scotts know
1678 Kingarth Par. Rec. 112.
That Ireland folk loved other best as seemd
(b) c 1400 Slater Early Sc. Texts No. 53.
Swa that bathe the saide partis sal warne vthir
a1400 Leg. S. xxxviii. 458.
Of thame eftir wthire man & man
c1420 Ratis R. 1588.
All thire ar lyk tyll vthire ay
1478 Acta Conc. I. 14/2. 15.. Clar. i. 314.
Ay to love uthar so That it sould lest
c1550 Rolland Ct. Venus Prol. 9.
The planetis aspectis … That … fra vther ar wonder alterat
Id. Seven S. 4413. 1566-70 Buch. Comm. on Virgil Æn. vii. 523.
Foirnent uther
a1605 Montg. Ch. & Slae 796.
With wringing, and thringing, His hands on vther dang
1597 Misc. Spald. C. I. 135.
In flytting togidder, calling vther commoun wichis
c1650 Spalding II. 142.
[The bishop and his wife] who had neuer sein vther since [etc.]
infl. 1488 Black Bk. Taymouth 177.
To stand in awfald kyndnes … and help to uthers
1509 Montgomery Mem. 73.
All the saidis partiis sall … forgiff vtheris all … malice betuix thame
1513 Doug. x. ii. 81.
To rays the weir … Aganyst otheris
1533 Boece ii. ii. 57.
Foure goldin crossis, elike distant fra vtheris
Ib. x. viii. 366.
Inemyis … behalding ws hakking down vtheris
15.. Clar. iii. 229.
Thir lovers … kissit utheris
1548 Edinb. B. Rec. II. 141.
1549 Compl. 140/7.
I vait nocht … quhilk of them suld preffer vthirs in variance
Ib. 58/21. c1552 Lynd. Mon. 834.
Delyte Off vtheris bodeis
Ib. 3102. 1596 Dalr. II. 83/17. 1611 Scrymgeour Invent. 50.
The copie of certane charteris … quhilkis ar all sewit at utheris endis on paper
1612 Orkney & Shetl. Ct. Bk. (ed.) 18. 1637 Rutherford Lett. (1671) 219.
Christ hath put the father and me in others arms
1675 Edinb. B. Rec. X. 426.
To … keep … the premissis to uthers
1676 Row in Blair Autob. 461.
1680 Kirkcudbr. B. Rec. MS. 8 Nov.
1687 Cramond Kirk S. II. 3 July.
John Johnstoun … and his wife and Isobell Dobie, by … bloodeing others
1691 Ib. III. 5 Feb.
Kisseing others

c. (Thryse) efter uther, (thrice) in succession. — 1558 Q. Kennedy Tractive (W.S.) 170.
Our Salveour thryse efter uther commendit his floke to St. Peter

3. A further person or thing of the sort mentioned or implied; a second one; one besides.See also Na uther 2 and Nane other 2. c1400 Troy-bk. i. 220.
For thar was othyr nane it lyk
1456 Hay I. 76/25.
Ane is calde, ane othir is hate, … ane is luxurius, ane othir chaste
1490 Irland Mir. I. 164/18.
Thre bukis … ane in the honour of the blissit lady … ane wthere [etc.]
c1500-c1512 Dunb. xc. 35.
That ane blynde man is led furth be ane uther [: consydder]
1521 E. Loth. Antiq. Soc. IV. 21.
1571 Ferg. Tracts 76.
The end of a cummer salbe the beginning of ane vther
1626 M. Works Acc. (ed.) II. 199.
Ane close bed … left behind … becaus … ane vther behoveit to be put in the place
1644 Aberd. B. Rec. IV. 14.
Ane of the sergandis … , ane vther of the serjandis

4. A different person, another, some one else, anyone else.Const. without article (see also Ane numeral and a. A 1 b), with indef. article, and with indef. or neg. adj.(1) 1409 Exch. R. IV. ccx.
Gif ony … wittis … ony … perele apperand til other
1456 Hay I. 223/16.
That na man of Ingland, clerk na othir, suld [etc.]
c1460 Consail Vys Man 358.
Lat vthire hyme pruf ore thow hyme traist
c1460 Alex. (Taym.) 1777.
Thane nane haid mair na vther Be thair estetis ilkane was wther brother
a1500 Seven S. 2706.
Bot than the King has gart thaim rys And chargit vther to mak seruis
1513 Doug. iii. Prol. 18 (Sm.).
Wald God I had thair eris to pull Misknawis the creid, and threpis other forwayis
(2) 1375 Barb. i. 617.
My seyle is nocht all tyme with me; Ik have ane othir it to ber
Ib. iii. 116. 14.. Burgh Laws c. 98 (A).
Of lande gevin in ferme till an other
a1500 Peblis to Play 103.
Ane bad pay, ane vther said nay
c1500-c1512 Dunb. lvii. 14. c1540 Lynd. Kitteis Conf. 33.
Quod scho I wyll pas tyll ane vther
c1550 Rolland Ct. Venus i. 539.
Quhy intrommettis thow with an vthers charge
1570 Sempill Sat. P. xxiii. 14.
And luifit thé so as man culd lufe ane vthir
1570 Lanark B. Rec. 50.
The said James ansueret … gif it wer ane uther hie suld harl tham throu the fyir
1597 Skene Verb. S. (1681) 5.
Quhen ane defies an uther
c 1614 Melrose P. 162. 1667–8 Glasgow Chart. II. 353.
To ane uther for attending the belles and knockes
1688 Reg. Privy C. 3 Ser. XIII. 249.(3) c 1390 Slater Early Sc. Texts No. 19.
And all sa be relacion of sum other
1400 Ib. No. 44.
To nane other bot till ane of thaim
1456 Hay I. 261/18.
Gif … sum othir of hir frendis wald … gaynsay the crime
1485 Acts II. 171/1.
To adiune ony vther to him
1567 G. Ball. 12. 1572 Lanark B. Rec. 66.
Rather nor ony uther
1608 Highland P. III. 114.
To appoynt sum wther of yonger aige

b. Ane (a) uther, = sense B 2 a and b above.See also Ane numeral and a. A 1 b, and Ane indef. art. 2, for further examples. 1510 Crim. Trials I. 65.
That na maner of personis tak upon hande to invaid ane ane uther
1559 St. A. Kirk S. 7.
Swa sall we … maynteyne every ane ane uthir
1622-6 Bisset I. 85/1.
Of abstinance fra … hurting ane a uthir

5. Anything different, anything else. Sum other, something else. Nane vther, nothing else.(1) ?1438 Alex. ii. 4150.
Forthy suld na man … Say vther than gude for weill doing
c1590 Fowler I. 89/73.
What death can vther be Than evin a short and litill sigh
1615 Melrose P. 201.
Yee could nocht esteeme theese articles to be other nor fals and suppositicious
1636 Rutherford Lett. (1891) 147.
I never expected other at Christ's hand but much good and comfort
(2) a1400 Leg. S. ii. 46.
Bot Paule wes les in his degre And in sum othir mar wes he
a1500 Henr. Fab. 2559 (Ch.).
I ȝow requyre that ȝe nane vther trow

6. a. Other persons, animals or things of the sort mentioned or implied, others besides. b. Other people or creatures, others.With and without inflexion.(1) uninfl. (a) 1375 Barb. ii. 391.
And othir als off his cumpany
Ib. i. 281, etc. a1400 Leg. S. iii. 279.
And amange othir fowrty war That come be se to here his lare
Ib. i. 43, etc. c1400 Troy-bk. i. 474.
Al thyr merwalis … and other alsa
Ib. ii. 154, etc. c1420 Wynt. i. 1673.
Othire be that ensawmpylle syne … Set wp syk fygure
1431 Highland P. II. 166.
All chartris evidentis and writis that may mak help til othir of thair rychtis
1456 Hay I. 145/28.
Othir is thare that [etc.]
1503 Chart. Coupar A. II. 112.
Witht al seruice aucht … to our myl and comoun cariagis or sand bryngyn and othir
1513 Doug. i. v. 132.
First of othir, the quene hir self has [etc.]
Ib. vii. 31.
Lyke to the beys [who] … ressavys the byrdyngis from othir [Sm. wther] tharowt
a1538 Abell 92 a.
Sum said … , othir said …
1530 M. Works Ac. (ed.) I. 44.
Baith Sounday and other
1607 Bk. Dunvegan I. 125.
The Barony of Glenelg and lands of Glenelg and other
(b) a1400 Leg. S. ix. 272.
That wykit fend, that thi bruthire Honowrit as God be-for wthire
Ib. xxxvii. 149.
Til gyf ensampil vthyre til
c1420 Wynt. ix. 2839.
And uthire gentillis … , Clerkis and uthire of gret wertew
1551 Hamilton Cat. 105.
With the same mesour quhairwith ye met to uthir, it salbe mettit agane to yow
a1570-86 Maitland Maitl. F. xiv. 49.
Preis nocht to be exaltit abone vther
a1578 Pitsc. I. 248/10.
Thir good wordis and wther sua mitigat the paips hart
infl. c 1390 Reg. Morton I. xl.
Thou come with otheris with thé
1446 Reg. Episc. Brechin. I. 107.
To red the dame as othiris that ar thirlit
1456 Hay I. 85/19. Ib. 88/1, etc.
Otheris is thare that [etc.]
1464 Liber Aberbr. II. 141.
Ony man of our communite or vthirris
c1460 Thewis Wysmen 364.
Vtherys tyll hurt
1474 Acts II. 107/2.
Out of wtheris cunnyngarthis
c1500-c1512 Dunb. Tua Mar. W. 373.
For the luf of otheris
1513 Doug. i. vii. 21. 1521 Douglas Corr. 78.
I and utheris
1526 Edinb. B. Rec. I. 229.
In example of vtheris
1560 Rolland Seven S. 4148. 1562-3 Winȝet I. 136/16. Ib. I. 81/4, etc.
[To dimit willinglie thair places to] wytheris [the mair qualifeit]
a1570-86 Maitland Maitl. F. clxxvii. 96.
Nor bett the bus that vthairis eattis the bereis
Ib. 32. c1600 Montg. Suppl. xi. 6.
1602 Dundonald Par. Rec. 9.
Scho maid butter quhen vthiris could not
1618 Aberd. Council Lett. I. 162.
Complayntis of some burghs aganes utheris
1630 Ib. 313.
Instructiones … anent the … undertaking of the fishing in the North Iles and uthers
1664 Aberd. B. Rec. IV. 210.
1666 Glasgow Chart. II. 92.
Boats loading … horse, kyne, and utheris
1693 Aberd. B. Rec. IV. 314.
The fermorers and vthers keping horse and kyne within the towne
(2) uninfl. (a) 1395 Menzies Chart. MS. 10 Feb.
Wytnes … Dauy Flemyng [etc.] … and mony othir
c1420 Wynt. i. 930.
And dywers othir in thare greys
Ib. 994, etc.
And othir ma
Ib. ii. 115 (C).
Amange al othir … Scho let hir awyn son ly hir by
Ib. v. 5145 (W).
Befor all othire
Ib. vii. 2626 (R).
And mony othir
(b) c1420 Wynt. ix. 51.
Amang all uthire
c1450-2 Howlat 573.
The forest of Ettrik, and vthair ynewe
1521 Reg. Privy S. I. 485/2.
Ane respitt to Robert Lyndesay and iii uther for the slauchter of George Law
infl. 1405 Slater Early Sc. Texts No. 61A.
And mony vtheris
?1438 Alex. i. 38.
And sindrie vtheris of renoun
c1450-2 Howlat 282.
Erlles of ancestry and vtharis ynewe
1456 Misc. Bann. C. III. 93.
Wyth diverse uthyris
1483 (c 1580) Edinb. B. Rec. I. 48.
All vtharis … sall either [etc.]
1492 Reg. Cupar A. I. 254.
With wtheris diuers
1513 Doug. vii. vi. 124.
Sum othiris went ȝelland vnder the lynd
1535 Stewart 18677.
And sindrie vtheris mo
1556 Prot. Bk. A. Gaw 37.
Nocht takand money fra na otheiris
a1578 Pitsc. I. 56 h. of ch.
And certaine othiris
1675-93 T. Brown Diary 3.
With sundrie uthris

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