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A Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue (up to 1700)

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First published 1971 (DOST Vol. IV).
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Myr tre, n. [ME. (Wyclif) and e.m.E. myrt tre(e, e.m.E. also myrtree. Cf. Mirte n. and Myrthus n.] A myrtle tree. — 1513 Doug. vii. xiii. 85.
Ane hail sipplyn of a gret myr tre [L. myrtum] … in hand scho bair
attrib. 1513 Doug. vi. vii. heading.
Eneas … fand queyn Dido in the myr tre schaw
Ib. 44.
A myr tre wod about thame lowkyt ȝarn

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