Concise Scots Dictionary : Second Edition, Hardback Book

Concise Scots Dictionary : Second Edition Hardback

Edited by Scottish Language Dictionaries

Part of the Scots Language Dictionaries series


First published in 1985, the Concise Scots Dictionary offers a comprehensive single-volume reference.

This new edition is the result of thirty years' research and has been revised and updated throughout to reflect modern Scots usage, alongside coverage of older Scots.

Combining accessible style, clear layout and durable hardback format, this is a user-friendly and robust dictionary that you can turn to again and again for reference and enjoyment.

The dictionary contains: Over 40,000 headwords: 23,000 full entries and 17,000 cross-referencesOver 1100 words and usages new for this edition, including coverage of Orkney and Shetland ScotsComprehensive coverage of variant spellings and regional forms, including Ulster ScotsExtensive cross-referencing allows easy navigationUpdated and extended pronunciation information Information on grammar and register shows how and when to use the wordsInflected forms, including verb tensesField labels indicate where a word belongs to a specialist domainThousands of idioms, phrases, and proverbsImproved and extended information on etymologiesExtensive coverage of language, from older Scots to modern-day usage


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 912 pages
  • Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
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  • Category: Dictionaries
  • ISBN: 9781474432313



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