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

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First published 1983 (DOST Vol. V).
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(Ove,) Owe, adv. [Appar. OE. ufan (ONorthumb. ufa), surviving in certain comb. expressions (as Abufe, Beune, Umest, ? Outh) but only here in its uncompounded form.] Above. — 1375 Barb. xviii. 417 (E).
Thai, that owe [C. owth; H. abone] war, tumbill doun Stanys apon thaim fra the hycht

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