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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).
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Awfald, Awfauld, a. Also: awfall, aiwfald. [Irreg. var. of Afald a. Cf. Aufald.] Honest, straight-forward, loyal. 1480 Douglas Chart. .
Thairin to tak ane awfauld part, but fraud or gill
1488 Black Bk. Taymouth 177.
The said Neill … to stand in awfald kyndnes … and help to uthers
1499 Misc. Spald. C. II. 261.
At I sal ryd and gang with my said lord … als redy and awfauld at my power as ony man seruing his lord
1527 Antiq. Aberd. & B. III. 307.
[We] sal gife thame our awfald trew and best counsail
1543 Misc. Spald. C. II. 270.
To be leill trew and awfald seruand to the said Erle
1592 Acts III. 624/2.
That the … foirsaidis sall … also tak awfall trew and plane part with him

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



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