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Cum, v. Also: cwm, cume, cumm-, cumme, cuim, coum(e, com(e, comm-, comme. P.t. come, com(me, coym(e, cum, cam, came. P.p. cumen(e, cum(m)in, -yn(e, cwmin(g, cum(m)ing, -yng; cum; cum(m)it, commit(t, comet(t, comeit; cuimed, cumid, cumd, comed, comd(e. [ME. cum(e, come, earlier cumen, comen, OE. cuman. The usual Sc. forms of the p.t. and p.p. are com(e and cum(m)in or -ing; the weak p.p. (cumd, etc.) is however frequent after 1550.]

1. intr. To come (in contrast to go), in purely local sense.The forms of the pres. participle (cummand, etc.) are illustrated separately.(a) 1375 Barb. xiii. 365.
Cum ȝhe in it, ȝhe sall se [etc.]
Ib. xiv. 507.
For till cum sa hardely Apon all the cheuelry
a1400 Leg. S. i. 95.
Sowne sall cum ane to thé heyre
Ib. xl. 754.
Mene cummis thare of landis sere
c1420 Wynt. v. 3741.
The kyrk … kepys all That cummys … to mak thare orysowne
Ib. viii. 1081.
‘Cwm in, cwm in,’ he wald … say
1456 Hay I. 178/7.
Men wald never traist to cum … , bot gif thai mycht bathe cum and gang suerly
c1475 Wall. v. 1102.
Quhat bellamy may thow be, That cummys so grym?
a1500 Bk. Chess 1164.
Thai gart this Romane swere To cum agane
1503 Lanark B. Rec. 12.
To gar Rob Flemyn cwm to set up the buttis
c1500-c1512 Dunb. Flyt. 218.
Heir cumis our awin queir clerk!
1508 Reg. Privy S. I. 250/2.
To … pas again to the partis thai cum fra
1535 Stewart 34469.
Both Scot and Brit, … Ilkone to vther for to cum and gang
a1568 Pedder C. 38.
As he cumis brankand throw the toun
c1550 Rolland C. Venus i. 529.
Divers cummis to kirk oft for the nanis
1569-73 Bann. Memor. 132.
Whan we were readie to cum our way
1584 Coll. Aberd. & B. 629.
Gif he comme not haym againne
1596 Dalr. I. 27/10.
Quha cumis in [the craig] with gret difficultie mon cum
1622-6 Bisset II. 355/3.
I beseik thé … to cum unto me
c1650 Spalding II. 325.
Thairefter thay … cumis bak … with thair four captives
(2) 1375 Barb. ii. 291.
Quhen thai se ws … Cummand on thaim sa sudanly
Ib. 342.
Thai saw cumand Thar fayis ridand
a1400 Leg. S. x. 152.
Ane sad, the wechis war cumand With twa dragonyse
c1420 Wynt. vii. 2970.
The Kyng was northwartis than cumand [C. cumande]
1456 Hay I. 62/3.
Quhen the King … herd that he was cummand
1471 Edinb. Chart. 133.
Of ilk fery bot cummand inwart in oure … havin
a1500 Bk. Chess 1894.
He saw two beggaris cummand throw the streit
c1500-c1512 Dunb. Tua Mar. W. 116.
Than ay renewis my noy, or he be neir cumand
1555 Glenartney MS. Doc.
Slaying of the … deir within oure … forest or cumand furth of the samin
1572 Sat. P. xlv. 601.
Lyk … cadyers cuming to ane fair
1579 Rep. Menzies MSS. 17.
The said Duik wes on the seie cumane to Scotland
1597 Misc. Spald. C. I. 179.
Ane of the cotteris … cumand to the byr
1616 Orkney & Zetl. Sheriff Ct. 73.
He cumming to William Kirknes hous
1624 Misc. Abbotsf. C. 139.
Ȝe cuming to visite her desyrit almous of hir
(b) 1375 Barb. xi. 480.
The multitude … Of thair fais that comme [E. come] so braid
Ib. xiv. 383.
Quhen thai come in biggit land
a1400 Leg. S. i. 397.
Petir and Paul … Com befor Nero
Ib. iii. 249.
He come til a nother citte
c1420 Wynt. iii. 286.
The Phylisteis … Agayne hym come
Ib. v. 4466.
Furth … he past Quhill nere Rome he come
1456 Hay I. 207/2.
As he come with his merchandice fra Myllan till Ast
1489 Treas. Acc. I. 120.
Til a man … that com with letteris to the King
c1500-c1512 Dunb. G. Targe 194.
Thay come, and bikkerit vnabaisitly
a1508 Kennedy Flyt. 341.
Thou come … Thair till a pule
1531 Bell. Boece I. 115.
Valens … coin with mony … legionis aganis the Pichtis
15.. Clar. iv. 1715.
They com anone at his commandiment
1570 Leslie 257.
Thair come ane gret ship … bowin toward England
1593–4 Misc. Spald. C. V. 57.
To certan schip brockin men that com fra the North Seyis
1603 Moysie 4.
Certane of the castalionis … come furthe of the said castell
1616–7 Misc. Spald. C. V. 96.
Archibald Armstrong, … quha come to this burgh with the Inglische knychtis
(b) c1420 Wynt. ii. 117.
Anys as scho coym hym til
Ib. 1020.
Perseus … Coyme out of Grece in Asia
1493 Dunferm. B. Rec. 47.
Schir Jhon Lam coyme in the towbuth
1574 Misc. Spald. C. II. 41.
James Erll of Mortone … coyme to Aberden
1578 Waus Corr. I. 190.
Ane man … cum and askit almus at ane bischop
a1578 Pitsc. I. 264.
Hou the erle of Surries sone cume with support to his father
(c) 1497 Treas. Acc. I. 350.
To the artailȝeri at Norem, that day we cam away
1549 Compl. 10/31.
Ther cam daly to that tempil diuerse pure men
c1500-c1512 Dunb. xxviii. 2 (B).
I dremed ane angell came fra hevin
1584 Coll. Aberd. & B. 629.
Gif he cam nocht hame againne
1596 Dalr. I. 27/22.
That now we may returne, quhair we cam fra
1625 Garden Kings 10.
Calamities orecum, he cam at last
1647 Misc. Spald. C. III. 199.
Twelf threiffis gryt aitis eitten be theis that cam
(c) 1375 Barb. x. 651.
Or vp cummyn all wer thai
a1400 Leg. S. ii. 1019.
Paule appostill is cumyne
Ib. xviii. 1313.
Sone was he thare cummyne Til a place
c1420 Wynt. ii. 631.
Cycrope kyng … In to Grece sone comyn was
Ib. iv. 1798.
Befor the Peychtis cummyn were Withe-in Scotland
1450 Reg. Episc. Brechin I. 151.
Certane personis … are cumin on the wattir
1456 Hay II. 7/32.
Fra quhyn ar ȝe cummyn, and quhare walde ȝe be?
1471 Acta Aud. 14/1.
The lordis ordanis the deposiciouns of thaim that are cummyn to be tane
c1500 Crying of Play 25.
Quha is cummyn heir bot I?
1513 Doug. x. xi. 157.
Quhidder am I dryve, and from quhens am I cumyn?
1521 Douglas Corr. 82.
Gif it had nocht beyn … I suld haf cummyn strecht to your grace
1553 Edinb. B. Rec. ii. v 76.
Thai and all vtheris merchandis bayth haldin and cumin hame
1571 Lanark B. Rec. 56.
As thai had nocht cuming at the first caw
1572-5 Diurn. Occurr. 150.
Marie … wes … in reddines to haue cuming in Scotland
1572 Sat. P. xxxviii. 85.
I cannot trow firmely that Frenchemen ar cummen
(b) c1500-c1512 Dunb. liii. 2.
He was new cum owt of France
c1550 Lynd. Meldrum 284.
Quhen the Squyer Meldrum Hard tell this campioun wes cum
1560 Rolland Seven S. 1017.
All the time to me sen he is cum [: dum]
1567 Sat. P. v. 41.
Gif sho had not cum in the feild
1589 Reg. Privy C. IV. 376.
How the same papistis … hes cum to the feildis with oppin … force
1602 Shetl. Sheriff Ct. 60 b.
Ane baik of ane schip cum in at Skeawik
1641 Peebles B. Rec. 376.
To tak tryell of the airmour cum hame fra the camp
(c) 1537 Lynd. Depl. Magd. 32.
That brybour had not cummit within hir bourvdis
1551 Corr. M. Lorraine 352.
He is cumit and [has] stollyng this benefice
1555 Peebles B. Rec. 214.
Quhen thai wer cumit fra the play
1567 G. Ball. 201.
The Antichrist is cumit but dout
a1578 Pitsc. I. 296/16.
The Quen … gat word … that hir husband was commit to Ingland
1600 Acts IV. 203/2.
Eftir that maister Alexander had comeit ane certane space with his hienes
1601 Conv. Burghs II. 108.
Putting the warkman presentle cumit hame to wark
1639 Annandale Corr. 34.
I wald haiff cumit, but I cowld not bie from ther meiting wpon Thuirsday
1687 Reg. Privy C. 3 Ser. XIII. 169.
He heard … that Walter Brounock … was comt to the toun
(d) 1535 Stewart 47457.
This king Edward had nocht cumd in Scotland
1540 Lynd. Sat. 1015.
It was ane laidlie lurdan loun Cumde to break buithis into this toun
1570 Reg. Morton I. 53.
He wes of mynd to haue cumed to me
1582 Colville Lett. 4.
Ane letter … in fauors of ane laitly cummed hame
1585 James VI Ess. 23.
As the pilgrim … Cumd on the parting of two wayes
1622-6 Bisset II. 256/14.
Ane schip cummed to discharge, the maryneris will have there hyris
1655 Stirling Ant. II. 18.
Iohne Mitchell and his familie, being strangers cummed to our part

b. To come by natural movement, extension, or growth. 14.. Acts I. 337/2.
That thai lat it [the malt] akyrspire and scuut out all the pith of it, quhare it aw bot to chip and cum at the tane end
c1420 Wynt. i 129.
Out of that welle cummys fludis foure
Ib. 904. 1456 Hay II. 158/2.
He has his breste quharethrou the ayr cummys and gais
a1500 Rauf C. 682.
The flure … Cummand fra the cornellis closand quemely
1577 Reg. Great S. 748/2.
Passand west quhill it cum to the rod or gait that cumis fra Natoun
1596 Dalr. I. 52/13.
The gret hil … extending … ay quhil it cum to Dunbartane
c1600 Montg. Suppl. 219/5.
The hinging lokkis that cummis from hir heid

c. To come by being brought or conveyed.(a) 1411 Ayr Fr. Preach. Chart. 45.
All … til quhais knawlage thir present letres sal cum
1464 Peebles B. Rec. 150.
Gudis that com to be sald at cors and merkat
1480 Reg. Great S. 310/1.
Gife it happenis … or [= before] the dispensatione cum hame
1482 Edinb. Chart. 168.
Of the hundreth widde of Oismond irne … cumand to Leith
c1500-c1512 Dunb. lxvi. 57.
It cumis be king, it cumis be quene, Bot ay sic space is ws betwene [etc.]
1551 Prot. Bk. A. Gaw 21.
Thai sal the gidder labour the grund quhill the corn cum of the grund
1558-66 Knox II. 362.
It cumis to our earis that we ar called raillaris
1598 Lennox Mun. 356.
The first [spectacles] that cums hame that is guid, I sall by ane pair to ȝow
1614 Fraser P. 117.
The goodis … comeand to the said marcatt
1623 Melrose P. 539.
Incaice misinformatioun of our procedours cuim to your majestie
1627 Brechin Test. IV. 292.
Ane vyllicot skarlot cuminge hame from Lundoun
(b) 1499 Halyb. 226.
For fraucht of ilk sek that comd [sic] in Rowll
1501 Aberd. B. Rec. I. 428.
The wrak of hir come in on the cost of Croudane
c1500-c1512 Dunb. xxxiv. 46.
Thair is sic wyne in my selleir As neuir come in this cuntrie
1575 Edinb. Test. MS. III. 363 b.
Frenche waris quhilk come hame efter the said Williames deces
1596 Dalr. I. 5/19.
That sair seiknes, named the sueit of Britannie, cam nevir till ws
(c) a1400 Leg. S. xxxvi. 92.
Sic bodword till hym cumine was
?1438 Alex. ii. 406.
He lap on quhen his hors was cumin
1446 Chart. (Reg. H.) No. 312.
A precepe tharof is cummyn till vs agayn
c1500-c1512 Dunb. lxvi. 61.
It micht have cuming in schortar quhyll Fra Calȝecot
15.. Clar. iii. 1193.
Diverse reports hes cumin to his eare Of ȝour great heighnes
(b) 1580 Edinb. B. Rec. IV. 166.
Any of the orchard litt … laitly cum hame
(c) 1529 Lynd. Complaynt 223.
Be his bowis [= bullis] war weill cumit hame
1558-66 Knox I. 460.
The victuallis which should have cumed to us
1586 Edinb. Test. XV. 199 b.
The … merchandice in Frenche wairis … laitlie cummit hame
1614 Highland P. III. 172.
Thair is laitlie cuimed to this toun suim worde of suim late slaughter committed in the Isles
1649 Blairs P. 123.
I hope my former [letter] sent be comed to your handes
1682 New Mills Cloth Manuf. 37.
The clothes thatt are comed in to be roaped on Wednesday

2. To come by happening, occurring, or falling to a person. a1400 Leg. S. vi. 463.
Than cumys ded vnwenandly
c1400 Troy-bk. ii. 1362.
Efter gone was dayes lyght And on command myrknes of nyght
Ib. 1604.
Things that ware to thame to cume
c1420 Ratis R. 714.
Quhill eild and deses cumyne be
a1500 Henr. Test. Cress. 104.
Peraventure all cummis for the best
a1500 Rauf C. 513.
Cum efter quhat sa may
c1500-c1512 Dunb. xxxii. 51.
Quhen men dois fleit in joy maist far, Sone cumis wo, or thay be war
1533 Gau 98/11.
Ve beseik thé to help vs … and lat thy kingdome cum to vs
a1570-86 Shaw Maitl. F. cxlvi. 13.
Thair may cum bubbis ȝe not suspek; Thair may cum contrairis ȝe not knaw
c1550 Rolland C. Venus iii. 583.
Quhairfoir the greit vltioun First come on him
1567 Sat. P. vi. 63.
The clene contrare sall cum to pas but dout
a1578 Pitsc. I. 125/13.
Seand nathing bot wraikis to come to hir pretendit husband
1611-57 Mure Son. xi. 8.
Cum death or lyfe, in love I find no smairt

b. To fall to one as a possession or attribute.(1) 1396 Scot. Ant. XIV. 217.
The said landys agayn cummand to the forsayd erle and his ayris
c1460 Consail Wys Man 182.
Riches cumys throw Godis bles
1472 Lennox Mun. 90.
Thair may na superior … posses na persoune of the landys cummyn in thair handys
1479 Dunferm. B. Rec. 2.
The said land … cumand till his rychtwis ayris eftyr hir disses
1524 Rec. Earld. Orkney 421.
Ane chartir of tua merkis land … cumin be cosene and chaynge … to Henry, Lord Sinclair
1545 Glasgow Dioc. Reg. I. 127.
Land in the Kenmwre, the quhilk coym in our awyn handis
1605 Edinb. Test. XL. 50 b.
My thrid part of frie guidis … to returne & cum bak agane to Katreine Patersone
(2) ?1438 Alex. ii. 4365.
Gif my father be fell of thocht, It cummis him of kynd
1456 Hay II. 52/12.
Noblesse of knychthede cummys never to man of gude evin … bot it be [etc.]
c1460 Thewis Gud Women 202.
And ȝhit it cummys thaim al for gud
a1500 Henr. Fab. 2648.
Thy language rigorous Cummis thé of kynd
c 1500 Justticiary Rec. (Reg. H.) I. 154.
The grit strenthe and power … ar not cummit to ȝow that ȝe suld … misken the magistrattis appointit

c. To occur to one, to enter the mind. a1400 Leg. S. xvi. 376.
Thane to the prince come in the mynd, That he wold to Sancte Petyr wend
1456 Hay I. 4/10.
Tharefore is thare cumyn to me sik ane ymaginacioun that I will ger mak a tree
a1508 Kennedy Flyt. 298.
I can tell thé tailis That cumis on nycht in visioun in my sleip

d. To become, be fitting for, suit (one). c1500-c1512 Dunb. xviii. 22.
Be I ane courtman or ane knycht, Honestly cled that cumis me richt
a1568 Bann. MS. 228 b/66.
This haif I cled my luif rycht weill; Na weid will cum hir better
a1568 Scott xi. 1.
It cumis ȝou luvaris to be laill

3. To come in succession or in turn. Also to cum about. a 1350 Facs. Nat. MSS. I. 14.
Tha that comis in thair stede [glossing eorum successoribus]
c1460 Wisd. Solomon 373.
In the myndis of thai that is to cwm efter ws
1500 Edinb. B. Rec. I. 83.
That ilk master … sall pay his wolkly penny, … as it cummys about
c1500-c1512 Dunb. xxiii. 29.
Quhill vthiris cum to spend it that hes grace
Ib. lxviii. 19.
Nixt eftir joy, aye cwmis sorrow
1540 Soc. Ant. II. 393.
The assys … will gif to Iohn Fleming ane dayis meit as it cums about to thaim
a1568 Scott xxxiv. 78.
Thay sussy not for schame, Nor castis nocht quhat cumis syne
1622-6 Bisset I. 201/13.
The lordis appoyntis uthir foure of there numer to succeid … quhill the course cum about the [haill] numer

4. To come in course of time. a1400 Leg. S. xviii. 1078.
Quhene this ȝeir is al oure-paste, & tyme cummyne of the haly faste
c1420 Wynt. iii. 178.
Thay … studyand on this rydyll were, Quhill thare terme wes cummyn nere
Ib. v. 1893.
As hyr tyme wes cummand nere Scho oysyd fasting
1456 Hay I. 133/1.
Quhen the terme cummys, the landis retouris agayne to the lord
1461 Liber Plusc. 387.
Ye wait nocht how son your cas ma cum
1513 Doug. ii. vi. 55.
The lattir day is cummyn of Dardanus end
Ib. viii. xi. h.
Quhou that Wlcanus … Storys to cum dyd in the armour graif
1533 Boece xvi. v. 617 b.
Quhen cuming was the day appoyntit, athir clan come radday to the feild
1549 Compl. 6/18.
The iminent dangeir that vas cummand on the realme of France
1572 Sat. P. xxx. 18.
The scharper scurge is cummand for the toddis
a1578 Pitsc. I. 217/2.
The day being comde, few compeirit
a1570-86 Maitl. Fol. cxviii. 9.
Be the ȝeiris of Christ be cwmin and gayne A thowsand fyve hundir auchtie and ane
1609 Skene Reg. Maj. 89.
Quhen it is cum to the giving of the sentence

b. In phrases indicating a future date or period, as (next) to cum, for (time) to cum, cum a ȝere, etc.(1) 1385 Rotuli Sc. II. 73/2.
Thay sall certifie … opon Blak Monday that next cummis befor none
1389 Reg. Cambuskenneth 260.
[To pay] the tothir half at Witsonday nixt for to cum
1398 Acts I. 211/2.
The morne efter all halow day for thir thre yher to cum
1483 Acta Conc. II. Introd. 105.
To bring the infeftment … befor thame on Tisday that nixt cummis
c1500-c1512 Dunb. xxi. 81.
Sen in tyme sa sone to cum [etc.]
1577 Glasgow B. Rec. I. 64.
In respect … that thai hawe appoyntit witht [a] calsaye maker for twa yeris to cum
(2) 1462 Aberd. B. Rec. I. 23.
At Dauy Simpson sal bring hame … ane dispensatioune be Pasch cum a ȝere
1462 Charter (Reg. H.) No. 371.
On to the [term] of Wytsonday cum twa ȝeris next folowande the date … of thir presentis
1478 Acta Conc. 20/2.
To bring … in presens of the lordis of counsale on Monunday cum acht dais the charteris
1479 Ib. 24/2.
Quhil Witsonday cum a twelmonth
1515 Thanes of Cawdor 125.
Be the Trinitie day cum ane yer
1522 Fife Sheriff Ct. 260.
The saidis partes … to convene … upone Fryday cum aucht dais nixt
1547 Misc. Spald. C. V. 311.
Item, xxiiij stirks of twa ȝeir auld, cum Belton
1566 Edinb. B. Deeds 214.
The soume … to be payit … at Witsounday cum ane ȝeir
1590 Reg. Morton I. 169.
Send ane of ȝour awin serwandis to me heir about Thurisday cvm aucht days
1598 Aberd. Eccl. Rec. 165.
To pey … tuentie merkis agane Freday cum a fyftein dayis
1622 Grant Chart. 221.
Lillias is xxiiij ȝeris cvm Andersmas
1661 Red Bk. Grandtully II. 153.
On Tuesday coms sennight he appears again
1686 Conv. Burghs IV. 62.
The commissioners … to meit … wpon Twesday cum eight dayes

c. In the phrases in (also of) time to cum, in time(s) cum(m)ing.(1) 1395 Menzies Chart. MS. 10 Feb.
The fredomys that to the forsayd landis … may partene of tym to cum
1405 Lennox Mun. 57.
Al vther proffittis langand to the said landis … , or may lang in tyme to cvm
1466 Acta Aud. 5/1.
To kepe … the saide Elisabeth vndistrublit … in tyme to cum
a1500 Seven S. 594.
Wa worth ȝow in tyme to cum
1563-1570 Buch. Wr. 9.
To mak thayme mair diligent in tyme to cum
1608 St. A. Baxter Bks. 72.
For the avoyding of the lyk in tyme to cum
(2) 1439 Acts II. 54/2.
In mare appert takin of traiste and hartliness in tyme cummyng
1448 Reg. Episc. Brechin I. 114.
That ȝe nothir in tym cumin cal na fawt the said reverend fathir
1533 Bell. Livy I. 219/14.
That the samyn mycht be ane beild to Romanis in tymes cummyn aganis inemyis
1544 Reg. Privy S. III. 112/2.
That he … sall nocht be callit … crimenlie nor civilie, … in tyme cumene
1572 Peebles B. Rec. 352.
Quhill thai fynd causioun that all nychtbouris salbe skaithles in all tymes cuming
1582 Reg. Privy C. III. 538.
The saidis nobilmen … salbe untroubled … for that caus in tyme cuming
1612 Glasgow B. Rec. I. 441.
Craifand to be fred of his oppression … in tyme cuming
1617 Urie Baron Ct. 20.
Allexander Hay becwm cawtioner for his abstinans in tym cwming

5. To attain to an end or purpose. 1375 Barb. i. 449.
Off men that … assayit full gret hardynes, Or thai mycht cum till thar entent
Ib. 585. a1400 Leg. S. xxxvii. 48.
Thai sped thaim bath, in wil Martirdome to cume til
1456 Hay I. 88.
A grete thing wele cummyn to purpos
1513 Doug. viii. Prol. 20.
May he cum to hys cast be clokyng, but cost, He rekkis [etc.]
1560 Rolland Seven S. 10072.
The Empreour … watchit about quhat time that he best micht Cum to his chak, his awin twa sonnis to sla
1563-1570 Buch. Wr. 51.
Seing that thai could not cum to thair propose this way

b. To cum again, or in contrare of, to oppose, to act in opposition to. 1405 Antiq. Aberd. & B. IV. 173.
Gif … Dame Isabel … deny this connand, or cum agayne it
1426 Ib. III. 202.
I sal … hauld … the said myne oblisingis and never … cum aganes thame in worde na in werk
1474 Reg. Morton II. 223 (see Contrare n. 2 b). 1477 Edinb. B. Rec. I. 35 (see Contrare n. 2 b). 1512 Reg. Privy S. I. 366/2.
That nane of thaim cum in contrare of this gift
1549 Breadalbane Coll. (Reg. H.) No. 68.
Ihone Menȝeis is sworn … neuer to cum agane this forsaid appointment
1641 Neal Hist. Puritans II. 483 (see Contrare n. 2 (b)).1663 Decis. Lords G. 46 (see Contrare n. 2).

b. To cum … spede: see Spede n.

6. To come to a certain state or condition. Also with adverbs as doun. a1400 Leg. S. l. 701.
To cume to blis that ma nocht fale
c1400 Troy-bk. i. 395.
Thoth scho to maturyte Of bede was cummyne
c1420 Wynt. iii. 1024.
Wytht her war thai nwryst thare Till thai to manhed cummyn ware
1456 Hay I. 37/29.
Babilone … , that wes of sa grete mycht and come to nocht
Ib. 244/35.
The warld is cummyn in sic a custum that [etc.]
c1450 Cr. Deyng 74.
The deuill … bryngis to his mynd the ded that he is lyk to cum to
c1500-c1512 Dunb. xlii. 106.
Be that of eild wes Gud Famis air, And cumyne to continwatioun
c1552 Lynd. Mon. 4464.
Be quhat reassoun Thynk ȝe thare impyre may cum doun?
1553 Reg. Privy C. I. 139.
That all maner of cornis vitteleis ar cumin doun, and ar sauld upoun reasonabill prices
a1586 Maitland Ho. Seytoun 38.
His ladye … gydit hir sonnis leving quhill he was cumit to age
1567 Sat. P. v. 20.
I considder how it stude, And how the cais is cumin now
1570 6th Rep. Hist. MSS. App. 654/2.
My bairn … growis weill, and cumin weill fordwart
a1578 Pitsc. I. 210/11.
He had nocht comd in sic desperatioun
1596 Dalr. II. 143/2.
He vndirstude that al was cum till appne weiris
1614 Highland P. III. 165.
I com in the danger of thais most rigorous vilanes
1695 Falkirk Par. Rec. II. 47.
[They had] comed a prittie good lenth in the matter

b. To amount to (so much). 1431 Reg. Great S. 44/2.
Gif it hapnys … that the said Kyrktoun cummys nocht to sa mekyll through distroblance
1585 Edinb. B. Rec. IV. 431.
That the samyn [drink] be browin thynner as cumis to threttie twa gallouns the boll

c. To cum in will: see Will n.

d. To cum ower, to come to terms. 1602 Conv. Burghs II. 144.
Gif thai can nocht cum ower nor agrie vpoun the seting of the said schip

7. To come by birth; to arise, spring or descend. Const. of (= from) or fra.(a) 1395 Menzies Chart. MS. 10 Feb.
The wyfe of the for sayd Ionys and … the ayrys betwene thaim command
1405 Lennox Mun. 57.
Thair airs cvmand betweyn thaime
c1420 Wynt. viii. 424.
In till successyowne In onykyne lyne down cumand Fra the stok
1456 Peebles B. Rec. 116.
Thome Dekyson and … Janet hys wyf and … the arris comand of tham
a1508 Kennedy Flyt. 388.
Of that kin come Dunbar of Westfelde knyght
1585 Thanes of Cawdor 187.
The rest of my haill geir I gyff to the lard of Calder free to support hym and the hous I com of
(b) 1513 Doug. i. i. 12.
Fra quham … the faderis, princis of Alba, Cam [Sm. Come] and the wallaris of gret Rome alswa
(c) 1375 Barb. i. 44.
To cheys a king … That off awncestry cummyn were Off kingis
Ib. 51, etc. a1400 Leg. S. xlii. 9.
Quincyane … cumyne ves of carlis kine, Tho he til sic a stait can vine
c1420 Wynt. ii. 770.
This lady callyd Scota All thir Scottis are cummyn fra
Ib. vi. 2162.
He is na man, off swylk a kynd Cummyn, bot of the Dewyllis strynd
c1450-2 Howlat 912.
I am cummyn of thar kyn, be cosingage knawin
c1515 Asl. MS. I. 194/28.
Thar king is cummyn dovne lyne by lyne fra the devil
c1500-c1512 Dunb. xxii. 38.
Ȝit am I cumin of Adame and Eif
1513 Doug. vii. xii. 5.
Clausus … Fra quham the clan and pepill Claudyane Is cummyn
1570 Sat. P. xxiv. 19.
Thoucht thow be cumin of ane royall stok
(b) c1500 Interl. Droich 122.
Now sen I am suche quantetie Off gyanis cum, as ȝe may sie
(c) 1535 Stewart 33753.
Sen tha war all of ane genelogie, Cumd of ane blude
c 1560 Stirlings of Keir 414.
The Laird of Garwok, Grahame, quhairof ar cvmit mony guid branses
a1568 Bann. MS. 217 b/43.
Thocht scho be cumd of grit degre, And thow be cumin of sempill kin
a1578 Pitsc. I. 293/24.
We knaw not quhairof he is committ
Ib. 363/22.
The noble prince quhom scho was comed of
c1600 Montg. Suppl. 206/41.
Sum vther weicht … , That of great kin and clan is cummit
1602 Hist. Carnegie 62.
As her kynsman and commed of her Majesty, he aught her … alleageance

8. To arise, take source or origin, be derived (from something). Const. of or fra. 1388 Antiq. Aberd. & B. III. 294.
The amerciamentis and the profites of thir courtes cummand
c1400 Troy-bk. ii. 1682.
Of fule haist cummis no speid
1431 Reg. Great S. 44/2.
We will that … Patrik be payit of the formast penys cummand of the said baronry
1456 Hay I. 172/25.
Of this wrechit disobeysaunce cummys untreuth
Ib. II. 12/3.
That cummys of this foresaid cause
c1450 Cr. Deyng 144.
A man suld think, that all his euill cumys of hyme self, and all his gud dedys cumys of grace
a1500 Bk. Chess 2064.
Thus all thair moving cummis fra the king
c1500-c1512 Dunb. xxiii. 37.
Ane rakynyng rycht cumis of ane ragment small
1540 Acts II. 374/2.
Becaus of the vilite that cumis be slaying of flesche [etc.]
1557 Aberd. B. Rec. I. 305.
Gif ony dampnage cumis thairthrow in ony tyme
1563-1570 Buch. Wr. 16.
The casualiteis … that cumis of the entres of the studentis … and of the degreis
1596 Dalr. I. 25/32.
Of thir cumis ȝeirlie to the capitane of the castell … ane verie large rent

9. To come to be; to become. a1400 Leg. S. xxiv. 19.
Quhene God for ws com man
Ib. xxxiii. 303.
The king … & al the puple … Come cristine
1473 Acta Aud. 25/1.
Becaus the said George come souuerte and dettour for the said William
1513 Reg. Panmure II. 282.
I … be the tenor of this writt cumis leall trew man … to [etc.]
1544 Corr. M. Lorraine 115.
It wilbe occasioun to the residew of the gentill men … to cum haill youris
1560 Rolland Seven S. 9716.
Sa Lodwik come empreour throw chance
1574 Edinb. B. Rec. IV. 19.
The allegit spulȝearis and troublaris of the said Doule cum responsall
a1605 Montg. Misc. P. xxiii. 12.
Quhat neids thou … Me to ouirthrou that els am cum thy thrall

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