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First published 1986 (DOST Vol. VI).
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Quho-so, pron. Also: who-so. [ME and e.m.E. quo so (14th c.), wo so, ho so, whoso etc.; used in place of Quha-sa.] Whoever, anyone who. — c1400 Troy-bk. ii 1304 (D).
Throw quhilk [C. which], quho so [C. who so] the suth will say, The lordschipe all … optened we
Ib. 1683.
For quho so haistis him … To pas a gait our-hastely He sall [etc.]
c1450-2 Howlat 992 (A).
In the forest forsaid … quho so trast trowis
a1500 Colk. Sow iii 47.
My long legend, quho so lestis, The euwangell the trewth thairof attestis
Ib. ii 57, 200. c1500 Fyve Bestes 124.
Throw iust batale quho so thairin decesis
1558-66 Knox II 409.
The treuth I speik impung it quhoso list

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