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 1986 (DOST Vol. VI).
This entry has not been updated but may contain minor corrections and revisions.

Protectrix, n. [med. L., fem. of L. prōtector. Cf. Protectrice n., 17th c. Eng. (1647).] A protectress. — a1499 Contempl. Sinn. 1143 (Asl.).
c1515 Kennedy Asl. MS II 273/9. 1513 Doug. x v 98.
O blyssyt moder of the goddis … Be my protectrix [E. protecteris, 1553 protectour]
a1568 Scott i 39.
Preis ay to be protectrix of the pure

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

"Protectrix n.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 24 Sep 2023 <>



Hide Advanced Search

Browse DOST: