Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
BODEN, BODIN, BOUDEN, ppl.adj. Also with weak ppl. suff. added, boddoned. Provided. [′bodɪn, ′bɔdɪn Sc.; ′bodən Sh.; ′bɔdnd Ork.]
Sc. c.1704 Sir K. Mackenzie in Earls of Cromartie (ed. Fraser 1876) II. 414:
I was never worse boden of money. Sc. 1820 Scott Monastery xxxiii.:
The Baron of Avenel never rides with fewer than ten jack-men at his back, and oftener with fifty, bodin in all that effeirs to war. Ork. 1929 Marw.;
Boden. Provided, equipped, fitted out.
Phrases: (1) weel or ill boden, -boddoned, -bouden, well or badly provided, equipped; (2) weil-bodin the ben, well boden there ben, idem.
(1) Sh. 1914 Angus Gl.;
Is du weel boden a da penga [money]? Ork.(D) 1904 Dennison Orcad. Sk. 2:
Folk wur no' sae weel boddoned o' claes i' that days. Edb. 1772 R. Fergusson Sc. Poems (1925) 15:
He's no ill boden That gusts his gabb wi' oyster sauce, And hen weel soden. Ayr. publ. 1892 H. Ainslie Pilgrimage, etc. and Poems 306:
Weel bouden in bonnet and rachan, Our caigie auld curler sets out. (2) Sc. 1737 Ramsay Proverbs 26:
He's well boden there ben, That will neither borrow nor len. Sc. 1808 Jam.:
A young woman is said to be weil-bodin the ben, to be well provided before marriage, when she has laid in a good stock of clothes, etc., which are generally kept in the inner apartment of the house.
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