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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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(Lofabill,) Loffabill, Loifaibill, a. Also: Lufabill. [Var. of Lovabill a.: cf. Lof n. and Lof(e v.] a. Praiseworthy. honourable. b. Respected, time-honoured. — 14.. Acts I. *91/2.
Giff that ony of the brether of the gyld efter his desces leyff a doȝter … the quhilk be of loffabill conuersacione and of gud fame
1532 Haddington Rec. in Mill Mediæv. Plays 248.
It is the loifaibill vse and ordour obseruit … wythin this towne

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