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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).
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Lufe-takynnyng, Luf-, Luif-taik(yn)nyng, n. The betokening of love. — 1513 Doug. v. ix. 83.
A cowp of gold … vmquhile of my fader … quham Cysseus … In remembrance hym gave and lufe takynnyng [R. luf taikynnyng, Sm. luif taiknyng]

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