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Fend

/fend/

Authors

Dr Amanda Thomson

Languages

Scots

See Also

Social Spiritual
To defend; to shelter; to guard.

Further Reading

The Scots Dialect Dictionary by Alexander Warrack [1911]

Text

19th century usage: to defend; to shelter; to guard; to ward off; to turn aside; to struggle; to make shift, provide for; to fare; to get on; to support life, exist; to manage, provide subsistence.

Media

Seedling and wire, Image: Amanda Thomson

Questions & Provocations

Why in English is 'fend' only tied to the idea of 'fending for yourself'?