A Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue (up to 1700)
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Fouth, Fowth, n. Also: fauythe, fouthe, fowthe, foucht. [Var. of Fulth n.] Abundance, plenty (of something).(1) c1420 Wynt. i. 1340 (C).
Bot [= unless] thar fe Fra fauythe of met distreynȝhede be 1531 Bell. Boece I. p. xxiii.
The gret fouth of gers, cornis, and bestiall in our landis Ib. II. 10.
Than followit incredibil plente, with mair habundance and fouth than was evir rememberit … afore 1551 Hamilton Cat. 35.
Ye sal eit your bred with fouth c1590 J. Stewart 136/7.
In to ane garth, Quhair fouth of flours vprose(2) 1501 Doug. Pal. Hon. iii. 114.
Thow sall haue fouth of sentence and not scant Id. Æn. i. Prol. 11.
For that I the fowth of langage want 1531 Bell. Boece I. 86.
Sic fouth of virtew and letteris multiplyit in thay dayis a1568 Scott xxxvi. 29.
Quhen thy fowth of grace I feill c1590 J. Stewart 207 § 31.
Cum quhair ȝe may Find fouth of all contentment eftir cair 1600-1610 Melvill 142.
Withe … fouthe of evidence of reasone and langage
b. At fouth, in abundance, copiously, fully. c1500 Crying of Play 41.
Ȝit he was bot of tendere ȝouth Bot eftir he grewe mekle at fouth 1531 Bell. Boece II. 138.
Thair is al maner of philosophy, with eloquence at fouth Ib. 272.
Thow sall have riches at fouth 1535 Stewart 16279.
Fredome and fairnes he had at all fouth Ib. 32769.
With wyne at welth, and victuall at grit fouth 1562 Scott i. 138.
Thai faill for falt that had befoir at fouth 1573 Sat. P. xlii. 287.
Sic ane number can not want Fals fenȝeit Judasis at fouth 1603 Philotus xx.
For fume cast sucker in at fouth
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