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Anourn(e, Anorn, v.1 Also: anowrn(e, annorn. [ME. anourn(e, anorne (c 1380), var. of aourne, OF. aourner, aorner. See also Enourn.] tr. To adorn; to ornament. Freq. in p.p. c1420 Wynt. v. 718.
The byggyng mad off his palas Large and welle anowrnyd was
14.. Acts I. 39/2.
Quhen that lande is wele byggit and anournyt
1456 Hay II. 128/26.
As a faire and lustye spouse that war anournyt with anournementis of faire clething
1495 Reg. Brechin II. 316.
Til anorne and honour owr lady kirk
1500 Edinb. B. Rec. 80.
For the anornyng and reperalling of the samyn [altar]
1513 Doug. ii. iv. 95.
The tempillis of goddis … We … With festuale flowris and bewys … Dyd weil anorn
c1520-c1535 Nisbet 1 Peter iii. 3.
Curiouse anornyng of hair, … outhir anornyng of clething
Ib. 5.
For sa sumtyme hali women … anornit thame self

b. fig. To add grace or lustre to. a1400 Leg. S. x. 365.
Gyf that it [sc. matrimony] will anowrnyt be Vith gud werk & with honeste
a1500 Rauf C. 689.
Heir is ryaltie … With all nobilnes anournit
1513 Doug. vi. x. 87.
Thai quhilkis, by thar craftis or science fyne, Thar lyfe illumynat and annornyt cleir

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