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From Middle English bord (“board, slab; table; boat; shield”), from Old English bord (“board; plank; table; shield; deck; ship; boundary”), from Proto-Germanic *burdą (“board; plank; table”), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰerdʰ- (“to cut”). Cognate with English board.
- (Shetlandic, Orkney) IPA(key): /bøːrd/
- (Central, Down, Southern) IPA(key): /beːrd/
- (Donegal, Doric) IPA(key): /bi(ː)rd/
- (Caithness, Moray, Nairn) IPA(key): /b(j)uːrd/
buird (plural buirds)
- board (relatively long, wide and thin piece of any material, usually wood or similar, often for use in construction or furniture-making)
- 1847, Paterson, James, The Ballads and Songs of Ayrshire, page 90:
- A briest like a buird, and a back like a door.
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- 1877, Murdoch, Alex G., The Laird's Lykewake and Other Poems, London; Edinburgh and Glasgow: Simpkin, Marshal, & Co.; John Menzies & Co,, Bring the Bodie Ben, page 183:
- They brocht him ben, an' sat him doun before a weel-spread buird,
- They brought him in, and sat him down before a well-spread table,