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First published 2000 (DOST Vol. VIII).
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Sam(e)-self(f, -selfe, -sellff, adj. [e.m.E. same selfe (1503); Same adj. and Self pron., adj. and n.] Selfsame, very same, identical, in various senses of Same adj., Samin adj. Also absol. as n. a1561 Q. Kennedy Breif Tract. (ed.) 117/17.
Sua in the sacrament is the figure of the Lordis body … and als the sam self body is realy contenit thairin
Ib. 122/11.
The sam selff flesche and bloude in substance quhilk vas in this mortall liffe
1564 Reg. Privy C. I 287.
To the same self use for quhilk it wes first devysit
1569 Canongate Ct. Bk. 73.
Quhilk contenis the sam self boundis as is contenit in the clame and is the sam self land
a1578 Pitsc. II 187/4.
That samesellff day
1581 Burne Disput. 33.
The resurrectione of thir sam self bodeis
1589–90 Reg. Privy C. IV 465.
Baith having the same selff freindis and commoun enemeyis
1596 Dalr. II 39/26.
The sam selfe ȝeir to the king war borne tua tuinnis
absol. 1573 Tyrie in Cath. Tr. 12/19.
That same self quhilk is preached now hes bene teached in all agis

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