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- Rhymes: -ɜː(ɹ)ti
- (Scotland, obsolete) certes; verily
1857, Various, The Modern Scottish Minstrel, Volume VI:
- Weel, lassie, walk ye by the burn, And walk ye slow and sly; My certie! weel ye ken the gate That Geordie Young comes by!
1828, David Macbeth Moir, The Life of Mansie Wauch:
- Englishmen, for instance, will say that I am a bad speller, and that my language is kittle; and such of the Irishers as can read, will be threaping that I have abused their precious country; but, my certie, instead of blaming me for letting out what I could not deny, they must just learn to behave themselves better when they come to see us, or bide at home.