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 2000 (DOST Vol. VIII).
This entry has not been updated since then but may contain minor corrections and revisions.

Seg(g)y, adj. Also: segi-, seg(g)ie-, saigi-. [e.m.E. seggie (1566). Also in the mod. dial.; Seg(g n.] Sedgy, covered in or bordered with sedge or sedges, hence, marshy.Found only as an initial element in place-names. 11… Reg. St. A. 239.
De duabus carucetis terre … que vocatur Segyden
1302 Lindores Chart. 177.
Quodam Marisio quod anglice dicitur Seggymir
c1318 Laing Chart. 8.
[Two acres at] Seggywellisheuid
1466 Acta Aud. 6/1.
The landis of Segidene
1569 Prot. Bk. J. Robeson 57.
The … pece of land callit the Seggy Warde
1679 Sc. N. & Q. XII 152.
1680 Kirkcudbr. Sheriff Ct. Deeds II 97.
1683 Kirkcudbr. Sheriff Ct. Deeds II 186.
1699 Kirkcudbr. Sheriff Ct. Deeds II 814.

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

"Segy adj.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 20 May 2024 <>



Hide Advanced Search

Browse DOST: