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First published 1951 (DOST Vol. II).
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Enourn, Ennorn, v. Also: enhourn, ennowrn, enhorn(e. [Var. of Anourn(e v.]

1. tr. To adorn.(a) a1400 Leg. S. iii. 665.
Thu blissit croice, That is … ennowrnyt as of ȝemmys
Ib. xxvii. 527.
A fare sted … Enhournyt with treis sere
1456 Hay II. 50/4.
The knychtis hors is enournyt with harnais
Ib. 128/24.
In that tyme of … glorious and fresche anournements that all the erde is enournyt with
(b) a1400 Leg. S. xxvii. 1570.
The bischape … A costly kirk gert mak in hy, … ennornyt with costlyk stanys
Ib. xxviii. 11; etc.
Men bryngis it of ful fare land For til enhorne vchis & cronis
c1420 Wynt. ix. 541 (W).
He … enhornyt on all wis His kirk with iowellis and seruice

2. To adore, show respect to. a1400 Leg. S. xxx. 666.
Al thai knychtis apon kne Ennornyt hym, that scho mycht se

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