Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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DROW, n.3 A goblin, one of the “little people” (Sh. 1825 Jam.2; 1866 Edm. Gl.; 1908 Jak. (1928)); the devil (Ork. 1908 Jak. (1928)). Gen. in pl. [drʌu] Sh. and Ork. 1830 Scott Demonology 122:
Possession of supernatural wisdom is still imputed by the natives of Orkney and Zetland Islands, to the people called Drows, . . . who may, in most other respects, be identified with the Caledonian fairies.

[A variant form of Trow, id., q.v.]

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