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  • per (?!) "An obsolete Shetland word for a witch or sorceress"

    Also turned up in a Google Books search, in A Etymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language, Volume 1 by John Jamieson, 1825: "...this designation is given to a pretended sybil or prophetess..."

    Found in works of Sir Walter Scott via same search.

    July 16, 2013