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A Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue (up to 1700)

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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).
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Brigseister, n. [Of obscure formation: cf. Breke-brother.] A female rival. — 1580 Hay in Cath. Tr. 58/21.
He sayes that … ane of Jacobs vyfues was ane brigseister till hir seister

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