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[loh-th ee-uh nz]
plural noun
  1. The, three former counties in SW Scotland: East Lothian, Midlothian, West Lothian.
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[loh-th ee-uh n]
  1. a region in E Scotland. 700 sq. mi. (1813 sq. km).
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Examples from the Web for lothians

Historical Examples

  • Francis or Fraunceys appears from Bain to have been a common name in the Lothians.

    The Bruce

    John Barbour

  • But on his way through the Lothians he heard how weak that enemy was.


    Mowbray Morris

  • For safety he is removed to the Lothians: preaches at Inveresk, 59.

  • It has been stated to me that some of the colliers in the Lothians are of Gipsy extraction.

  • In 1478 he was made commissary of the Lothians, and in 1479 Archdeacon of Argyle.

British Dictionary definitions for lothians


pl n
  1. the Lothians three historic counties of SE central Scotland (now council areas): East Lothian, West Lothian, and Midlothian (including Edinburgh)
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