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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).
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Anefald, Anefauld, a. Also: anefaulde, -fold. [Northern ME. anfald, ONhb. ánfald (WS. ánfeald): see the earlier Afald a. and cf. Aufald a.] Sincere, honest. 1490 Misc. Spald. C. IV. 187.
That we … sall tak anefaulde part and be for the said Alexander … in all his … gud caussis
1498 Reg. Morton II. 253.
To stand anefald, leile, trew and frendfule to the Abbay
1535 Stewart 2129.
Mony lord … Come in that tyme with anefald mynd and hart To follow Farquhart
Ib. 12409.
Our anefald freind, oure force and oure defence
1560 St. A. Kirk S. 26.
Quhai beiris lele and anefauld witnessing to our consciences
1597 Grant Chart. 193.
To … assist the said Johne Grant … and tak playne and anefold pairt with him
1618 Conv. Burghs III. 64.
The saids gild brether … to leive … in anefald freindship, guid nichtburheid and societie

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"Anefald adj.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 23 Jun 2024 <>



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