Library and Information Services, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

Monday, 28 July 2014

Scots Wha Hey? Need a Scots Language Dictionary?

  • Dictionary of Scots Language - freely available online, no need to log in!  This resource combines two major historical dictionaries of the Scots language: A Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue, and the Scottish National Dictionary.
Does this sunny weather make you wabbit?  Don't know what we mean?  Then look it up and find out!! 

Hours of innocent amusement - but of course, it's hugely useful as well. 

And now, to make your joy complete, there's a great blog-post about William A. Craigie, the Victorian lexicographer who masterminded the compilation of the Dictionary of the Scots Tongue, which became one of the two components of the Dictionary of Scots Language now available online.  Craigie didn't stop at one dictionary, either.  Read the Echoes from the Vault blog-post to find out more.  

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