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First published 1971 (DOST Vol. IV).

Nutrix, n. [Late ME. nutrix (1432–50), L. nūtrix. Cf. Nutrice.] A nurse. = Nuris n. — 1567–8 Mar & Kellie MSS. 18.
Helene Litill, maisteres nutrix
1575 6th Rep. Hist. MSS. App. 658/1.
To the laird of Maneris nutrix
1603 Argyll Acc. 5 June.
To give to your ladyship's nutrix
1619 Elgin Rec. II. 161.
To Stevart his nutrix
1619 Perth Kirk S. MS. 27 July.
Catharine Scheirar nutrix to ane bairne of Andro Brown

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