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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).
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Althing, n. Also: althinge, -thynge, -tyng. [All a. 3 c (= every), and Thing n., written as one word. Surviving in mod. Sc. as a'thing.] Everything.a1400 Leg. S. v. 39 (al fre in till althinge). 1398 Acts I. 210/2 (to gouerne in althynge as the kynge sulde do). 1439 Edinb. Chart. 65 (doand altyng at ane trew baileye aucht to do). c1460 Regim. Prince 282 (our althing I pray thé specialie … ).

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