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 1963 (DOST Vol. III).
This entry has not been updated but may contain minor corrections and revisions.

Lan, n. [Late var. (only Sc.) of Laun(e n.: cf. e.m.E. (once) laane (1573–80), and Land(e n.3 and Lane n.2] The fabric lawn. Also attrib. — 1586 Treas. Acc. MS. 126.
To be ruffis and ouer layeris … camerage and lan
1603 Montg. Mem. 250.
Two yards and ane half of lan to be me ane comincloth, at seuen shilins the yard
Ib. 250.
For twellue yardis of cobub lan to my rufis, xii s.
attrib. a 1700 Bk. Dunvegan I. 193.
Lan pleas knott tagged [1£. 16s. Scots]

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

"Lan n.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 8 Jun 2023 <>



Hide Advanced Search

Browse DOST: