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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).
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Betray, v. [ME. betraye (c 1275), betraie, f. traie, OF. traïr: cf. Betrais.] tr. To betray. — 1558-66 Knox II. 45.
To betray … the same to strangearis
1567 G. Ball. 5.
The same nycht, in the quhilk he was betrayit
1563-1570 Buch. Wr. 34.
Louking for occasioun to betray ȝow

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