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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).
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Alevint, Alewint, ord. num. Also: allevint, allewint, aliwint; aleavint; allevinthe. [Variant of Elevint, corresponding to e.m.E. aleventh, ME. alleventhe, aleffant.] Eleventh.(a) 1543 Breadalbane Doc. (Reg. H.) No. 56 (the alevint day of Nouember). a1578 Pitsc. II. 192/5 (the alevint day of Februarj). 1621 Glasgow Weavers 116 (the allevint day of November). 1625 Elgin Rec. II. 188 (the aleavint of Januar). 1653 Glasgow B. Rec. II. 274 (the allevinthe day of September).(b) 1561–2 Edinb. Old Acc. II. 166 (the aliwint day of Februarii). 1593 Elgin Rec. II. 29 (the allewint of this instant). 1595 Conv. Burghs I. 459 (the alewint act of the last conventioun). 1608 Grant Chart. 207 (the alewint day of October).

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"Alevint num.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 2 Dec 2023 <>



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