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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).
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Altogidder, adv. Also: all togeder, -ir, togidder; all, altogither. [ME. altogeder(e, all(e) togider, togeddre, etc., late OE. al to gædere: see All a. and Togidder adv.]

1. All together; all in one sum, company, etc.; conjointly. 1481 Antiq. Aberd. & B. III. 462.
To pay … fourty poundis … all togeder and at anys apone a day
1535 Stewart 89.
Tha[y] … in ane volume pat thame altogidder
1558-66 Knox II. 70.
It was thocht expedient that they sould speik hir, bot nocht altogidder
a1578 Pitsc. I. 326/18.
Then they forgaderit altogither … and raid alltogither to Stirling to the king

2. Altogether; completely. 1558-66 Knox II. 448.
The peopill had nocht altogidder forgottin the league and covenant
a1578 Pitsc. I. 141/25.
The king … reffussit thair bandis and kyndnes allutterlie as … altogidder follis and desembillit
1596 Dalr. I. 96/20.
Thay spak no altogither raschlie
1616 Black Bk. Taymouth 47.
The kirk of Glenurquhay … being altogidder rowinus and decayit
1650 Aberd. B. Rec. .
To signifie … that they wer altogidder unable to doe any thing

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"Altogidder adv.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 24 Jul 2024 <>



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