Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
DOMINIE, n. Also †domine(e). ¶domanie, and contr. forms dom (Bnff.2. Abd.2 1940), domie (Mry. 1949 (per Fif.17), and ¶domin'. Formerly in use in Eng.
1. A schoolmaster. Gen.Sc. †A student at a University (Sc. 1721 J. Kelly Proverbs 315, foot-note).
Sc. 1721 J. Kelly Proverbs 86:
Doves and Domines leave ay a foul House. Sc. c.1763 in Scott Letters 1828–31 (ed. Grierson) 113:
A dominie, man — an auld dominie. He [Dr Johnson] keepit a schule and caa'd it an academy. Sc. 1815 Scott Guy M. ii.:
Abel Sampson, commonly called, from his occupation as a pedagogue, Dominie Sampson. ne.Sc. 1714 R. Smith Poems (1869) 1:
I'll return to the hunder Merk, Which the Queen granted to Glenshee, For to maintain a Dominie. Abd. 1922 G. P. Dunbar Doric 16:
The domin' daunert doon ae day. Abd. 1928 J. Baxter A' Ae 'Oo' 21:
The Dom sat back in his laich-backit cheir. Edb. 1851 A. Maclagan Sk. from Nature 175:
There's Dominie Davie, sae glib i' the mou, But it's like ye will fin' the auld carl blin' fou. Ayr. 1823 Galt R. Gilhaize II. xiii.:
Captain Bannerman was a real dominie o' war. Kcb. 1894 S. R. Crockett Raiders xxvii.:
It's easy for the dominie to get a laugh in the school.
†2. A clergyman.
Sc. c.1700 J. Maidment New Bk. Old Ballads (1885) 7:
Ministers make poor testaments; No Dominies for me Lady. Sc. 1714 R. Wodrow in
H. G. Graham Soc. Life Scot. (1899) II. 27:
Our upstart dominies, so soon as they attain to ordination. Kcd. 1712–30 C. E. G. Wright (ed.) G. Guthrie (1900) 68:
The Parish of Dunnottar at that time had another of these Dominees imposed upon them.
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