Middle English Dictionary Entry
|Forms||scot n.(3) Also scotte, skot, (?error) shotte.|
|Etymology||?ON: cp. Icel. Skotti name of a horse; ?= Scot n.(1). Cp. MnE dial. scot a beast of Scottish breed, name of a horse.|
Definitions (Senses and Subsenses)
Note: Cp. stot n.
Name of a horse; also, a horse; -- ?error for stot n. [1st quot. 615 vr.].
- (c1387-95) Chaucer CT.Prol.(Manly-Rickert)A.615-16 : This reue sat vp on a ful good stot [vr. scotte] That was al pomely grey and highte Scot [vrr. shotte, skot].
- (1389) Doc.Durham in OHS 3260 fn. : Bayard cutte, gray Scot..gray Rougton, Scot, brune.
- (c1395) Chaucer CT.Fri.(Manly-Rickert)D.1543 : This cartere smoot and cryde as he were wood, 'Hayt Brok, hayt Scot [vr. scotte], what spare ye for the stones?'