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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).
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Lufand, ppl. a. Also: luffand, lufeand, luifand. [North. ME. lufand (Cursor M.), luffande: cf. Luvand. Superseded in the 16th c. by Lufing ppl. a., Luving ppl. a.] Loving, devoted; friendly, well-disposed; of friendly disposition. 1375 Barb. i. 363.
Larg and lufand als wes he
Ib. iv. 7.
Thaim that till hym luffand wer Or kyn or freynd
Ib. v. 41 (E).
He with sar hart tauld him sone How that he fand nane weill luffand [C. willand] Bot all war fayis
?1438 Alex. ii. 2770, 2788. c1420 Ratis R. 1011. c1490 Porteous Noblenes 179/25.
Curtas men … haue neuer fenȝeit countenance … bot allway lufand and gracious chere
1533 Bell. Livy I. 30/10.
Thai suld fynd thare husbandis the mare luffand [v.r. lufeand] to thame in tymes cuming
a1568 H. Stewart Bann. MS. 87 b/2.
Be leill and luifand to thy liegis all
1562-3 Winȝet I. 44/34.

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