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First published 1951 (DOST Vol. II).
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Daith(e, Dath(e, n. Also: daythe. [Late variant of Dethe n., common c 1580–1630.] Death. 1567 Crim. Trials I. ii. 500.
He was ane of the principall doers of the daith, and thairfoir … worthy of daith
15.. Clar. i. 9.
His daith dreiding sore
Ib. 1228, etc.
Daith sall me devoure
a1570-86 Maitl. F. clxxxii. 11.
None mey from daith refraine
1590 Burel Pilgr. ii. 2.
Anna, wondrous wraith, Deplors his sister Didos daith
1612 Brechin Test. II. 239.
Vncertane of the tyme of my naturall daythe
1628 Maxwell Mem. I. 481.
Youris to his daithe ever to be commandit
1685 Bk. Old Edinb. C. XI. 71.
Soe long as she continoues in danger of daith
1694 Annandale Corr. 318.
Aiffter the dath of my poor boy

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