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First published 1971 (DOST Vol. IV).
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Next-to-cum, adv. Also: neixt- and -come and nextocome. [Late ME. next to come (1472–3).Examples of this form are lacking between the early 16th c. and the middle of the 17th.]

Next following. = Nixt-to-cum, Nest(e)-to-cum. 1427 Highland P. II. 155.
To comper … the last day of Juin next tocum
1456 Hay II. 112/8.
It suld be a calde wynter this ȝere next tocum
1465 Liber Dryburgh 278.
Next to cum
1468 Acts II. 92/1. 1484 Lennox Mun. 124.
The termez of sevin ȝeris next to cum eftir the ischey of the termez
1494 Edinb. B. Rec. I. 68.
Within viij dayes nexttocum
1516 Reg. Privy S. I. 424/2. 1526 Selkirk B. Ct. MS. 120 a.
ii s. to be payit at Ȝoull and vther twa at Vytsondaye neixt to cum
1656 Aberd. Sheriff Ct. III. 62.
Betuixt the dait heirof and the sexteint day of August next to come
1690 Acts IX. 236/2.
To be payed at Candlemas nextocome

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"Next-to-cum adv.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 29 Feb 2024 <>



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