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 1951 (DOST Vol. II).
This entry has not been updated since then but may contain minor corrections and revisions.

Ellevint, Elevint, num. a. Also: ellevende, elewend; ellevynt, -wint, -wynnit; elewint, elyvint, eleve(a)nt; elleaventh, elevinthe, -ivinth. [ME. ellevent, -ynt, ellevend, -ynd, e.m.E. elleventh. Cf. Alevint and Levint.]

1. Eleventh.(a) 1417 Reg. Episc. Brechin I. 38.
The ȝeir … of our gouernale the elleuende
1483 Ib. 206.
The ȝer of our gouvernall the elewend
(b) 1447 Edinb. Chart. 68.
The yhere … of oure regne the elleuynt
1513 Doug. Æn. 22/6.
In the ellevynt [buke] Rutulyanis beys ourset
c1550 Rolland C. Venus Prol. 44.
The elleuint to name hecht Sagittarius
1567 Acts II. 583/1.
The … nynt, tent, elleuint, tuelft, thretteint or xiiij dais of Aprile
1602 Dundonald Par. Rec. 13.
The Sessioun haldin the ellevint of Apryll
c1650 Spalding I. 24.
Vpone the ellevint of Merch
1692 Lanark B. Rec. 241.
As to the elleaventh article
(c) 1472 Lennox Mun. 92.
The ellewynnit day of Merche
1559 Antiq. Aberd. & B. III. 128.
The elewint day of September
1572-5 Diurn. Occurr. 10.
Wpoun the ellewint day of Julij
(d) 1570 Leslie 20.
Quhousone Leuis the elevint … com to be king
1583 Conv. Burghs I. 162.
The Conventioun of Burrowis haldin … the tent, elevint, tueith, … and auchtene days of Junij
1647 Aberd. B. Rec. IV. 77.
The elevint day of August
1652 Mun. Univ. Glasg. III. 576.
The elyvint of June
1686 Irvine Mun. II. 312.
The eleveant day of December
1686 Reg. Privy C. 3 Ser. XIII. 39.
The elevent of January

2. = Ellevin num. c 1625 Stirlings of Keir 473.
My sone … was borne … betuixe ten and elevinthe in the morninge
1653 Edinb. Test. LXVI a. 31 b.
Ane hundreth thrittie twa pund elivinth schilling

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

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



Hide Advanced Search

Browse DOST: