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First published 1986 (DOST Vol. VI).
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Quha-so-ever, -evir, -ewer, pron. Also: whasoever. [Partly anglicised var. of Quha-sa-ever.] Whoever, anyone who, if anyone. b. Whichever. — 1562 Aberd. Eccl. Rec. 7.
That quhasoeuer within this toun … , other he or sche, his fader or moder being … fallin in powertie … , being requirit … to support tham and refusis the sam, thai salbe excommunicat fra the congregatioun
1562-3 Winȝet II 29/34.
Quhasoeuir wald attempt to change the fayth anis techit, lat him be as accursit
1567 Acts (1597) ii 15. 1580 Hay in Cath. Tr. (S.T.S.) 51/1.
That quha-so-ewer hes aines imbraced the lycht of your evangell can never perische
1628 St. A. Baxter Bks. 90. 1629 Black Orkn. & Shetl. Folklore 103.
Quhasoever sould geve yow almiss sould be the better ather be land or sea
b. a1597-1617 Hist. Jas. VI (1825) 272.
He offerit himself to tryall, be whasoever of his majesteis subjects he sould pleas appoynt upoun the juré and a short day was assignit to that effect

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