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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).
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Christen, v. [e.m.E. (16th c.), ME. cristen.] tr. To sponsor at baptism. — 1575 6th Rep. Hist. MSS. App. 658/1.
To the Laird of Maneris nutrix, to quhome my Ladie christened ane barne

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