A Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue (up to 1700)
Hide Quotations Hide Etymology
About this entry:
First published 1971 (DOST Vol. IV).
This entry has not been updated but may contain minor corrections and revisions.
Mar(e, Mair, n.2 Also: mayr, maer. [Var. of Mere n.1Prob. (at least in most instances) repr. a native Sc. development not connected with that of ME. (a 1225) and e.m.E. mare.]
A mare, female horse.(a) c1475 Wall. vi. 457.
The qwhipe he tuk, syne furth the mar [supra a mere] can call 1518 Selkirk B. Ct. (ed.) 47.
Ane mare of broun collor 1525 Stirling B. Rec. I. 22. 1540–1 Treas. Acc. VII. 436.
To ane man … that kepis the Duche maris 1658 R. Moray Lett. Feb. 12/22.
And would not that gar a man stick his own mare? a1699 Skene Agric. MS.
A mar goes eleventh moneths with foll(b) 1549–50 Breadalbane Doc. No. 71.
Thair calpis, that is to say the best beist, hors, mair, ox or cow 1566 Lanark B. Rec. 33. 1584 St. A. Test. II. 48.
Ane mair with foll 1650 Brechin Presb. 20.(c) 1680 Kirkcudbr. Test. 22 Sept.
Ane old maer estimat to £12
You may wish to vary the format shown below depending on the citation style used.
"Mar n.2". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 6 Jun 2023 <http://www.dsl.ac.uk/entry/dost/mare_n_2>