Show Search Results Show Browse

Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

Hide Quotations Hide Etymology

Abbreviations & symbols Cite this entry

About this entry:
First published 1934 (SND Vol. I). Includes material from the 1976 supplement.
This entry has not been updated but may contain minor corrections and revisions.

BILE, Beil, n.3 “A boil, a tumour” (Sh. 1914 Angus Gl.); “a boil, suppuration” (Rxb. 1923 Watson W.-B. 55). [bəil, beil]Sc. 1700 S. C. Misc. III. 186:
Ther wes a' man in Achluncart that had a bile, whom McPhersone took in hand to cure.
Ags. 1790 D. Morison Poems 37:
Ye say I biles and blotches sent, On man of Uz.
Per. 1915 J. Wilson L. Strathearn 98:
A gei sair beil ut wuz tui.

[O.Sc. bile, byle, O.E. bȳl(e), a boil or carbuncle. See also Beal, v., n.1]

You may wish to vary the format shown below depending on the citation style used.

"Bile n.3". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 28 Jan 2023 <http://www.dsl.ac.uk/entry/snd/bile_n3>

2882

snd

Hide Advanced Search

Browse SND:

    Loading...

Share: