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First published 1968 (SND Vol. VII). Includes material from the 2005 supplement.
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REMEMBER, v. Sc. usages, paralleled by those of Mind, v., which is more freq. used in Sc. in all senses of remember:

1. With of, on or inf. (instead of Eng. gerund): to have memory of, to recollect (Sc. 1881 A. Mackie Scotticisms 26; Sh., Inv., m.Sc. 1968). See O, prep., 2. (2), Of, 2., On, prep., 2. Deriv. ¶rememberful, full of memories (Sc. 1911 S.D.D.).Sc. 1714 W. Fraser Bk. Carlaverock (1873) II. 192:
She remembers perfectly well on both our grand mothers.
Sc. 1753 Session Papers, Struther-Ker v. Ker 8:
He does not remember to see any Houses on the Lands of Cakemuir.
Sc. 1808 Lockhart Scott i.:
I remember of detesting the name of Cumberland, with more than infant hatred.
Sc. 1844 H. Stephens Bk. Farm II. 606:
I remember of another case in which there was no appearance of a lamb.
Ags. 1866 D. Mitchell Hist. Montrose 29:
Some of us who heard his trial discourse, must remember of a dove flying about in the church.
Peb. 1896 T. Dobson Reminiscences 106:
I do not remember of having seen him even once in the village.

2. To remind (of or about). Rare and obs. exc. dial. in Eng.Sc. 1706 Earls Crm. (Fraser 1876) II. 11:
I only remember you of these things at their very earnest request.
Sc. 1808 Edb. Review (Jan.) 285:
He takes care to remember us of Dr. Johnson's saying.
Uls. 1880 Patterson Gl.:
I'll call in the morning and remember you about it.
Fif. 1964:
That's what remembered me.
wm.Sc. 1987 Duncan and Linda Williamson A Thorn in the King's Foot 207:
The most best-luikin man she hed ever seen - it remembered her so much her husband.
Ayr. 1999:
Remember me ti shut the door afore A gae ti bed

3. Ppl.adj. remembering, in comb. remembering prayer, the prayer in which others are remembered, the intercessory prayer.Ayr. 1822 Galt Provost xxix.:
During the remembering prayer, Mr. Pittle put up a few words for criminals under sentence of death.
Ayr. 1823 Galt R. Gilhaize xvi.:
The precentor rose to read the remembering prayer.

4. Phr. to remember something to somebody, to remember to repay, to make good (Uls. 1953 Traynor), to requite a good turn (ne.Sc., em.Sc.(a), wm. and sm.Sc. 1968).Sc. 1887 Jam.:
Lend me five pund, man, an I'll remember 't to you on term day.

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"Remember v.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 22 May 2024 <>



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