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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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Lowe, v. [The first example can scarcely be other than an irreg. or erron. var. of lewe Leve v.2 1, to permit, allow (cf. Luve v.2); the second might conceivably be aphetic f. Allow v.1 2, to approve, sanction (cf. ME. low v. id.: see the note to Love v.).]c1420 Wynt. v. 713 (W): see Luve v.2 Ib. vii. 853 (W).
Quhen mysdoaris … to dede demyt was, Set the law lowe him behuffit To do it, ȝit wes his hert sa muffit [etc.]

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