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Ty(i)sday(e, Twisday, Tu(i)sday(e, Tew(i)sday, Thyisda(y, n. Also: tysda, -dey, -dy(e, tyseday, tyesday, tyuisday, tyousday, tisda(y, tiisday, tiseday, twy(i)sday, twyseday, twsday, twesday, tuysd(ay, tuiesday, tuesday, -daie, tusdy, tewysday, teu(i)sday, te(y)sday, (teudinsday), thysday, thusday, theusday. [ME and e.m.E. tisdæi (Layamon), tywesdaiȝ (c1290), tewisday (c1450), towesday (c1500), Twesdaie (1587), Tuesday (Shakespeare), OE Tíwesdæᵹ, ON týsdagr.] Tuesday, the third day of the week.For Pasch Tisday and Witsone Tysday see Pas(c)h(e n. 1 b (1) and Witson attrib. c (2).(a) 1375 Barb. xv 101 (C).
The Tysday [E. Twysday] in Pask-owk
?1438 Alex. ii 5031.
The Tyisday eftir
1406 Rep. Hist. MSS, Var. Coll. V 78.
14.. Acts I 54/2.
The Tyisday next before the fest of Allhallowis
1445 Melville Chart. 30.
On Tysday eftir Martimez
1446 Charter (Reg. H.) No. 396.
Betvix this and Tysday nyxt tocum
1479 Acts II 126/2.
1484–5 Acta Conc. I *93/1.
The lordis assignis him Tisda the xj da of this instant monethe
1496 Rec. Earld. Orkney 74. ?a1500 Remembr. Passion 146.
For Tisday: the xiii article: Think how thai accusit with fals witnes
1514 Acta Conc. Publ. Aff. 14.
1520 Edinb. Hammermen 102b.
1524–5 (c1580) Edinb. B. Rec. I 221.
1525 Douglas Corr. 99.
Send the said wryttyngis … to my Lade of Caldstreme … this Tysdy the last day of Januare
1532 M. Works Acc. (ed.) I 102.
1578–9 Reg. Privy C. III 81.
The first Tyisday of the first moneth of the four quarteris of the yeir
1581 Stirling Presb. 2.
The exerceis to be kepit ilk Tysday at ix houris
1583 Maxwell Mem. II 152.
Tyseday … ane greit weit all day
1590 Edinb. B. Rec. V 17.
That ane wawpounschawing be proclamet agane Tysday cum aucht dayes
1590 Crail B. Ct. 10 Nov.
1601 Glasgow B. Rec. I 214.
To caus warne the principall to Tysdye nixt to be in redines
1603 Dundonald Par. Rec. 38.
All that haif noth cum to examinatioun this yar to keip Tysday nixt to that effect
1640 Elgin Rec. I 267.
1669 Haddington Corr. 194.
On Tyousday bothe the plet runs, at which ther is six horsies
(b) a1400 Leg. S. xl 747.
The for-sad Twysday Of Sanct Johnne the baptist
?1438 Alex. ii 2135.
On Tuisday the battell sall be
1541–2 State P. (Reg. H.) No. 27.
Twisday last
1558–9 Edinb. Old Acc. I 293.
1564 Perth B. Ct. 88a (20 May).
To the quhilk the jugis assins Tuysday eftir lawsounday
1572-5 Diurn. Occurr. 103.
The sevintene day of December, quhilk was Twisday
1570 Inverness Rec. I 194.
1570 Dumfr. & Galloway Soc. XIII 241.
1597 Skene Verb. S. (1599) s.v. Hebdomas.
The thrid day, Twisday, in Dutch Dienstag
1613 Maxwell Mem. II 69.
1613 Elgin Rec. II 133.
That the haill cheif marcat dayis … be changit to Tuysday
1644 Fife Synod 139.
The last Sabboth of October … togither with the Tuiesday and Thursday … be also dayes of solemne humiliatione
1657 Aberd. Eccl. Rec. 139.
1696 Carmyllie Kirk S. 6 Sept.
A fast to be kept on Tuysd next
(c) 1523 [MS 1522] Selkirk B. Ct. (ed.) 68.
The nixt hed curt to be haldin upone the Tusdaye nixt efter Mychelmes
1584 Melvill 183.
A day in the ouk, Tusday or Furisday
1612 Breadalbane Lett. 28 Nov.
My lord … tuke journey twsday last
(d) 1385 3rd Rep. Hist. MSS 410/1.
Thys tewysday that nw ys
1385 3rd Rep. Hist. MSS 410/2.
Tewisday the xxi day of Auryll
1496 Acta Conc. II 34.
The accione … is contenewit be the Lordis to Teuisday
1498 Acta Conc. II 293.
1524 Douglas Corr. 329.
Scribled this Tewsday at mydnyghte
1543 Soc. Ant. II 403.
1574 Misc. Maitl. C. I 99.
Teudinsday at ij houris eftir nowne
1647 Glasgow B. Rec. II 120.
Teysday nixt at ten hours
(e) 1393 Reg. Morton II 192.
This endenture made at Dalketh on Thusday the xviij day of September
1488 Treas. Acc. I 101.
On Thyisda the xxixt da of December, to the king, to play at the dys
1489 Treas. Acc. I 126.
On Thyisda the xv da December, … takin be the king … of quhyt siluer xxti s.
1544 Maxwell Mem. I 287.
Thysday the xx tua day of Julij
1583 Wemyss Corr. 81.
1640 Haddington Corr. 178.

b. possess.(1) 1549 Acta Conc. Publ. Aff. 592.
Nicholace Ganysfurd, Inglisman, takin prisoner … at the Tuysdayis chaice at Haddingtoun
a1578 Pitsc. II 110/23.
Thair come in the said toun [sc. Haddington] ane great airmie of Ingland to furnische the same bot … they war so chassit, slaine and taine at thair returning quhilk was callit the Tuysdayis chace that [etc.]
a1605 Birrel Diary 4.
The 17 day of Julay, a feild called Twesdayes chaisse
1604 Elgin Rec. II 122.
The magistrattis to hald hand to the Tuisdayis preaching
1613 Elgin Rec. II 134.
Twysdayis sermoun—To admoneis the people … that they keipt the Twysdayis preitching
1670 Aberd. Council Lett. V 10.
My last letter sent with the Twyisdays post
1700 Annandale Corr. 339.
I … shall send it down ather with this or Teusday's packet
(2) 1696 Davidson Rowan Tree 268.
Fetch the minister of the paroch and two honest men upon Tuesdays night

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