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

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(Self-lufe,) Self-luif, n. [e.m.E. selfe-love (1563); Self pron. and Lufe n.] Love of oneself, self-interest, selfishness. — a1570-86 Arbuthnot Maitl. F. 56/22.
Self luif is thocht a vertew souerane

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