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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).
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Lenage, n. Also: leinidge. [ME. (15th c.) lenage, var. of Linage.] Lineage. — c1420 Wynt. vi. 1782 (C).
Al that … Was to the crowne nere be lenage
Ib. 2469 (W).
[He] that … be lenage Suld succeid to it
a1500 Henr. Orph. 18 (B).
The grit lordis of Grew … Eiking the wirschep of thair he lenage
a1508 Kennedy Flyt. 402 (M).
[My] lenagis forbey[ris] was ay liell
c1615 Chron. Kings 101.
Ane mane of base leinidge, bot weill brocht up in leirning

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