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First published 1934 (SND Vol. I). Includes material from the 2005 supplement.

ANEUCH, Aneugh, Ane(u)wch, Anouch, Anooch, Anyoch, Aneoch, Anoff, adj., used also as n., adv. Enough. [ə′njux Sc.; ə′nux occas. n.Sc., Ork.; ə′njɔx Sh., Cai., e.Rs.: ə′nɔf Sh.; ə′nøux, ə′niux s.Sc.] (See Eneugh for the e- forms, separately illustrated.)

1. adj.Sc. a.1881 in A. Henderson Sc. Proverbs 8:
Hap and a ha'penny is world's gear aneugh.
Ork.(D) 1907 J. T. S. Leask in Old-Lore Misc., Ork. Shet., etc. I. ii. 63:
Noo, du sees dat waas preuf anouch 'at he waasna far awa.
w.Dmf.6 1930:
Thairz anewch aitmeel caiks, trekl, sāt buter an cheez tie had (y)ee gān.

2. Used as n.Mry. 1873 J. Brown Round Table Club 222:
Ye hinna brocht aneuch.

3. adv.Sc. 1815 Scott Guy M. vi.:
He was whiles fractious aneuch.
Sh.(D) 1898 Burgess Tang 30:
Public worship . . . Yea, it's public anoff.
Sh. 1994 Laureen Johnson in James Robertson A Tongue in Yer Heid 167:
He wisna ill-laek, da boy, richt anyoch, an smert in his Air Force uniform.
Ork.(D) 1880 Dennison Orcad. Sk. Bk. 42:
Th'u're fit aneuch tae deu the De'il's wark ony time.
Cai.(D) 1909 D. Houston 'E Silkie Man 4:
'E Roogs wis fowk a' weel anyoch t' be seen.
Cai.(D) 1928 “Caithness Forum” in John o' Groat Jnl. (10 Feb.):
A ken weel aneoch fat lek hid is.
Mry. 1927 E. B. Levack Stories of Old Lossiemouth 18:
The man began wi' a quiet anooch souch o' win'.
Abd.(D) 1871 W. Alexander Johnny Gibb xviii.:
Ay, the Presbyter's ill aneuch their leens.
m.Sc. 1982 Douglas Fraser in Hamish Brown Poems of the Scottish Hills 9:
I lue them weel aneuch,
But mair still the bare hills.
s.Sc. 1873 Murray D.S.C.S. 175:
Aneuwch (sing.) is used for quantity, aneuw (plural) for number. Aneuwch o' syller bryngs aneuw o' freinds.

[See Eneuch. Forms with a- are freq. in O.Sc. from end of 15th cent.]

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