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First published 1990 (DOST Vol. VII).
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Reng, Reing(e, v. Also: renge. [Var. (? late) of Ring v.3 With the early occurrence in Wynt., cf. north. ME reng, p.t. rengd (both Cursor M.), but all three forms may be variants of Regn(e v.] Toreign, in senses 1, 2 and 4 of Ring v.3 a1400 Leg. S. ii 113.
Nero … Sad: ‘sall he reinge and sa weld all?’
c1400 Troy-bk. ii 2164.
1559 Knox VI 45.
We wold not thei should reing over us
c1610 Jok Uplandis Newis fol. 10a.
O blessed … are thess people … over quhom he reinges and rewlis
c1420 Wynt. iv 161.
Twa consules … reng [C. renge, W. regne] sulde bot a yhere
a1561 Q. Kennedy Breif Tract. (ed.) 137/10.
Quhat vengebel vodnes is this quhilk rengis in the Christiane hartis of men in thir dais

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