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First published 1971 (DOST Vol. IV).
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Mud(e, n.3 Also: mwde, muid, mood(e. [e.m.E. moode (1569), alteration, after Mude n.2, of e.m.E. and ME. mode (Chaucer), F. mode, L. modus.] A mood in music or grammar. a. In early music, the term indicating the relative duration of certain notes in a piece. b. A grammatical ‘mood.’ —a. c1550-c1580 Art of Music 5.
Of divisione of mud, … mud maior, quhilk is in larggis and longgis, and mud minor, quhilk is longis and brewis, and ewerie ane of them in perfyt and inperfect is dewydit
Ib. 15 b.
The thrid part of the vallour of ony noitt of perfyt muid tym and prolation
Ib. , 4 b, 5 b, 13 b, etc. 1562-92 Wode's Psalter (ed.) 156.
Sertan godlye songs perfitly set in iiii pairtis and singular mude musike
1590 Burel Queen's Entry 5.
Thair enfants sang and barnelie brudis, Quho had bot new begun the mudis
1657 R. Moray Lett. MS. 3 i Dec.
To … play him a spring either in plain mood, herniola, sesquialtora, triple or which you will
b. c1616 Hume Orthog. 32.
In all moodes, tymes, numberes and persones
16.. Rudiments 5 b.
The indicatiue mwde

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