Talk:aidle

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aidle[edit]

Listed as a noun, definition is for a verb. Which is it, if any? Mglovesfun (talk) 11:14, 5 March 2010 (UTC)

It's a word for word copy from here: [www.allwords.com/word-aidle.html allwords]. I don't think even the entry creator knows what he's talking about. delete - cannot be attested. JamesjiaoT C 02:10, 12 March 2010 (UTC)
It lists an 1874 book as it's source, I think it should get at least a month like other entries that are not patent nonsense. Mglovesfun (talk) 15:48, 12 March 2010 (UTC)
I've found it in three different dictionaries, but can't find any examples of use. However it seems to be Scots for idle, it also appears in a Robert Burns poem. Mglovesfun (talk) 16:13, 12 March 2010 (UTC)
It is in a Burns poem, but it isn't a Scots form of idle but rather addle (used by Burns as a noun = putrid water). Ƿidsiþ 16:48, 12 March 2010 (UTC)
Sorry, that's what I meant by "it's also" - yes it refers to addle. Mglovesfun (talk) 16:51, 12 March 2010 (UTC)

RFV failed, entry deleted. @Jamesjiao: On the contrary: allwords.com got it from us. @Mglovesfun&Widsith: please do add the Scots word(s). :-)   —RuakhTALK 17:55, 8 July 2010 (UTC)