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First published 1951 (DOST Vol. II).
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Divide, v. Also: dyvyde, divyde, diwyd. [ME. divide, di-, dyvyde (c 1380), L. dīvidere. In Sc. less frequent than Devide.] tr. To divide, part, separate. c 1400 Newbattle Chart. (Reg. H.).
Ane pec[e] land … diuidit be crag stanis set for the marches
1456 Hay I. 218/34.
All the realm of Fraunce was dividit in twa partis
a1500 Bk. Chess 73.
The king … diuidit on fors In thre hundreth partis his faderis cors
1513 Doug. i. Prol. 240.
That flude diuidis Europ from Asia
Ib. ii. i. 49.
The onstabill common voce Diuidit was
1535 Stewart 37754.
In sic diuisioun … This kinrik wes diuydit into tua
1562-3 Winȝet II. 5/19.
Quhais labour ȝit is … to diuyde his peple fra godly vnitie
1572 Elgin Rec. I. 130.
That ane of the bailȝeis … cawill and diwyd the sone syd of tham fra the schaddow syd thairof
1596 Dalr. I. 4/15.
Sa … situat, as frome the hail warlde it war diuidet

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