A Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue (up to 1700)
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First published 1983 (DOST Vol. V).
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Pant, v. Also: panet-. [Late ME. (c 1440) and e.m.E. pante(n, pant, e.m.E. pant (Malory), paunt (1536), appar. related to OF. and MF. verbs in pant-, as pantoisier, pantiser, pantoyer, etc.] intr. To pant. — 1513 Doug. v. v. 20.
He semyt porturyt pantand [Ruthven panetand] for the hete Ib. xii. xii. 234.
At sic debait that baith thai pant and blaw 1572 Sat. P. xxxiii. 269.
Now mon thay wirk and labour, pech and pant … the bestialls gers [to] intak 1581-1623 James VI Poems I. 153/362.
& ellis that humoure grosse … him asthmatikke makkis, ay panting in a crosse 1591 Crim. Trials I. ii. 251.
That … thair came … sic ane flaffing in hir breist as itt had bene sum quick thing, peching and panting, heaving vp hir body
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