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

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First published 1986 (DOST Vol. VI).

Protectrice, -ryse, Protecteris, n. [Late ME protectrice (c 1450), F. protectrice, med. L. prōtectrix, -īcis Protectrix n.] A protectress. — a1400 Leg. S. xliv 310.
Agatha, my cystire fre, Is protectryse of this cyte
a1499 Contempl. Sinn. 1151 (Harl.).
As moder To be protectrice in all temptacioun
1513 Doug. x v 98 (E) (see Protectrix n.).

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