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First published 2000 (DOST Vol. VIII).
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Seg(g)y, adj. Also: segi-, seg(g)ie-, saigi-. [e.m.E. seggie (1566). Also in the mod. dial.; Seg(g n.] Sedgy, covered in or bordered with sedge or sedges, hence, marshy.Found only as an initial element in place-names. 11… Reg. St. A. 239.
De duabus carucetis terre … que vocatur Segyden
1302 Lindores Chart. 177.
Quodam Marisio quod anglice dicitur Seggymir
c1318 Laing Chart. 8.
[Two acres at] Seggywellisheuid
1466 Acta Aud. 6/1.
The landis of Segidene
1569 Prot. Bk. J. Robeson 57.
The … pece of land callit the Seggy Warde
1679 Sc. N. & Q. XII 152.
Seggieden
1680 Kirkcudbr. Sheriff Ct. Deeds II 97.
Saigiffurd
1683 Kirkcudbr. Sheriff Ct. Deeds II 186.
Segiefoord
1699 Kirkcudbr. Sheriff Ct. Deeds II 814.
Segyfuird

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