Definition of sonse in English:

sonse

(also sonce, shonce)

noun

Irish English, Scottish
rare
  • 1Abundance, plenty; prosperity; happiness; luck.

  • 2"sonse fa' (also occasionally on) me (also ye, etc.)" and variants: used as an expression of good wishes or (more widely) as an interjection expressing friendly feeling.

Origin

Late 15th century; earliest use found in Andrew of Wyntoun (c1350–c1422), prior of St Serf's, Lochleven, and historian. Apparently from Scottish Gaelic sonas good fortune, prosperity, happiness; compare Irish sonas, in the same sense.

Pronunciation

sonse

/sɒns/