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

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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).
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La, art. (Appar. the AN. and OF. fem. def. art., used in Latin documents before vernacular place-names, in the phrase de la, appar. much more rarely than Le art. q.v.) — 1315–21 Reg. Great S. 5/2.
Medietatem de la feniland de predicta porcione
1363 Ib. 44/2.
Redditus terrarum de la carsse infra vice-comitatum de Strivelyn
1365 Ib. 58/1.
Terras de Gersmannystona, la Canet, Gatysende, … la Perkmedouwa, Gragory [etc.]

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