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A Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue (up to 1700)

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First published 1971 (DOST Vol. IV).

Nutrice,-yce, n. [L. nūtrīc-em, infl. form of nūtrix Nutrix: cf. heretrice beside heretrix, etc., and Nuris n.] A nurse, foster-mother. — 1529–30 M. Works Acc. (ed.) I. 55.
To Besse the nutrice … for the gaddering of schellis to the aislaris laying
1549 J. Harryson Exhort. (1547) in 1549 Compl. 232.
The pytie of me your mother, your nutryce and your bringer vp

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