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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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(Luve,) Luwe, v.2 [Irreg. var. of Leve v.2 1: cf. also Lowe v.] tr. To permit, allow. — c1420 Wynt. v. 707.
For na part off a man thoucht he [Nero] Mycht clene or luwely callyd he, All his men he luwyd [v.rr. lewit, leiffit; W. lowit] for-thi In all tyme till oys ry haldry And all kyn wycys at thare wylle He gawe … lewe thare-tille

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