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Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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First published 1974 (SND Vol. IX).
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-TIE, suff. Also -ta, -to; -tith. Sc. variants of Eng. -ty, in words of Romance orig. See Bountith, Daintith, dainta, dinto s.v. Dint, n.1, puirta, Puirtith. The suff. has also been added to a Germanic root in sweirtie, sweerta s.v. Sweir, adj.

[Cf. Mid.Eng. -te(e), -teð, id., from O. Fr. -te(t), Lat. -tat-, stem of -tas, as in bonitas, dignitas, paupertas, etc.]

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"-tie suffix". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 21 Jun 2024 <http://www.dsl.ac.uk/entry/snd/tie_suffix>

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