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First published 1986 (DOST Vol. VI).
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Quhar(e)-sa-ever, Quhair-sa-ever, -soever, rel. adv. and adj. Also: -sa-evire, -soevir, -soewir. [North. ME quar-sua-euer (Cursor M.), ME whor so euer (c 1400), f. Quhar(e)sarel. adv. + Ever adv. Cf. Quher(e)soevir.] a. adv. In whatever place, no matter where. b. adj. No matter what, each and every (station in life).a. (a) a1400 Leg. S. x 134.
The haly spyrit … gerte vs con al menys lede, To speke quhare-sa-euire we ȝede
a1500 Rauf C. 759.
And als the nixt vacant … That hapnis in France, quhair sa euer it fall
(b) 1482 Edinb. Chart. 147.
All our gudis, [etc.] quhatsoeuer thai be, quharesoeuer, or in quhat place … we sall happin tobe fundin
1513 Doug. vii vi 135.
Matronys, quharso evir ȝe be … Syng Bacchus sangis
a1578 Pitsc. II 73/18.
Quhairsoevir is the trew preaching of the vord of God … vndoutedlie thair is God present
1588 King Cat. 35.
We worshipe Christ him selffe and his sancts, quhairsoewir thay ar representit vnto ws be thair images
16.. Rudiments fol. 14b.
In quhat place, quhairsoeuer ȝee will, in quhat place soeuer, [etc.]
b. a1599 Rollock Wks. I 332.
Let everie man in quharsaever estat be ane wark-man

Quhar-sa-ever rel. adv., adj.

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