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First published 1952 (SND Vol. III). Includes material from the 2005 supplement.
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ENEUCH, ENEUGH, adj., adv. Gen.Sc. forms of Eng. enough. Also en(y)uch; enooch; eno(u)ch; enugh; enyoch; ¶enaugh (Lnk.1877 W. McHutchison Poems 175); ¶enought (Edb. 1773 R. Fergusson Poems (1925) 49). See Aneuch for a- forms separately illustrated. [ən′jɔx Sh., Cai.; ɪn′jux ne.Sc., Ags.; ɪn′jʌx em.Sc.(a); ən′jux em., sm.Sc.; ən′jux(ʍ) s.Sc. The [j] is sometimes omitted. See P.L.D. §§ 35.6, 86, 119.1.]Sc. 1724 Ramsay Evergreen II. 234:
Ye haif deivt our Lugs mair than enuch.
Ayr. 1786 Burns Ep. to J. Lapraik xiv.:
That would be lear eneugh for me.
Sc. 1818 Scott H. Midlothian v.:
Ay, ye need say nae mair about it; . . . there's eneugh said.
Dwn. 1888 W. G. Lyttle Betsy Gray iii.:
“Ye hae got eneuch, the noo,” she urged.
Sh. 1899 J. Spence Folk-Lore 241:
I mind dat weel enouch, an' fur my pairt, I widna gaeng oot ower da door da day.
Dmf. 1912 A. Anderson “Surfaceman's” Later Poems 188:
To hear them at it is eneuch To pit what hair ane has on en'.
wm.Sc. 1927 Scots Mag. (Dec.) 217:
The roses noo are scattered far eneuch.
wm.Sc. 1986 Robert McLellan in Joy Hendry Chapman 43-4 33:
Was the fishin no guid eneuch?
Ags. 1988 Raymond Vettese The Richt Noise 59:
The knoll dwinnils intil undeemis nicht
whaur the tint yet aye-seen starn
ferlies the een wi a ghaist o licht.
We'll hae ferlies eneuch or lang!
Abd. 1991 George Bruce in Tom Hubbard The New Makars 22:
theirsels upholstered weel eneuch,
makin just laws preservin them that his and them
that hisna as they are, but mair-so the noo.
m.Sc. 1991 William J. Tait in Tom Hubbard The New Makars 46:
Hamebound at the hinner end o a half-cock hooley,
Wi nae Helly tae lee, Loard help up, nor eneuch o the Deil
Sh. 1993 New Shetlander Sep 22:
"I hae need of a roof ower my head and maet set afore me" he said "and a bed on the laft to lay me doon wid suit me fine and I hae money enyoch for any idder needs. You'll fin me no ill vyndid an no geen tae sweerta."

[O.Sc. has eneuch, enewch, enuch, id., from 1420; O.E.ȝenōȝ.]

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"Eneuch adj., adv.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 24 Jul 2024 <>



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