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

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First published 1983 (DOST Vol. V).

Overleve, v. Also: ovirleive, owerleawe. [Leve v.4 Cf. Ourleve v.] tr. To outlive, survive. — 1513 Doug. xi. iv. 49 (Ruddim.).
I … Ouer leuit has my fatis profittabil
1596 Milne-Home MSS. 61.
I leawe my lowed spowse … only twtrix to … my bairnes during hir wedoheid (if sche owerleawe me)
1638 Aberd. Sheriff Ct. II. 455.
The defunct long ovirleiving the terme of payment

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