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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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Lufe-taking, Luif-taikin, n. [OE. luf-tácen, e.m.E. love-token (Shakesp.).] A love-token. (Cf. Lufe-drowry and Lufe-takynnyng,n.) — c1550 Lynd. Meldrum 195.
Than gaif scho him ane lufe taking, Ane riche rubie set in ane ring
15.. Clar. i. 1395.
I no thing rehearse will … Of hir luif taikin

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"Lufe-taking n.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 17 Apr 2024 <>



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