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First published 1934 (SND Vol. I). Includes material from the 2005 supplement.
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ATHIN, 'ITHIN, prepadv[ɪ′θɪn Sh.; ə′θɪn Gall.]

I. prep. Within.Sh.(D) 1906 T. P. Ollason Spindrift 56:
Da flitmen says shü'll be in athin a 'oor.
Sh.(D) 1922 J. Inkster Mansie's Röd 112:
Me very saul is tried 'ithin me.
Gall.(D) 1901 Trotter Gall. Gossip 49:
She wus stannin juist athin the door.

II. adv. Within.m.Sc. 1988 William Neill Making Tracks 47:
Athin ye hae the flouers an the green
an awthing skyre an lusum tae the sicht

[From within, by slurring of the unstressed first syllable. Cf. Athoot.]

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