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First published 1986 (DOST Vol. VI).
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Quha-so, Qwa-so, Quhay-so, pron. [North. ME wha so (c1400), e.m.E. who so, in place of Quha-sa.] As compound rel.: Anyone who, if any person or persons. — 1375 Barb. xiii 724 (C).
That quha so [E. quha sa] clamyt to haf richt … suld he Cum and claym it
1398 (a1447) Bower Chron. 423.
I beer a py pykkand at ane pes: quha so pykkis at her I sal pyk at his nese in faith
14.. Liber Calchou II 451.
Qwa so dredis him of this seknes kep him fra the tingis that ar specifyde
a1500 MS Rawl. Qb. 4 fol. 91b.
This grace quhay so tais tyll tent May be lyknyt to the gude syment
1513 Doug. xi x 94.
Bot quha so list towart that sted to draw, It is a stellyng place [etc.]

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