Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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ADREICH, ADREIGH, adv. At a distance. [ə′dri] Sc. 1715 A. Ramsay Chr. Kirk (1718) ii. vi.:
He stood na lang a dreigh.
Sc. 1832 A. Henderson Sc. Proverbs 136:
On painting and fighting look adreigh.
[In A. Hislop's Sc. Prov. (1862) 158 the same prov. has the spelling adreich. See Abeich, quot. from Kelly Prov.]

[Same origin as dreich and dree, q.v. O.E. drēogan, to endure. The word occurs in Middle Eng. and Middle Sc.; in the latter it is written on dreich, a dreich.]

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