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(Sagate,) Sagat, Swagat(e, Sagatis, adv. Also: sagait, suagat(e, swagait, so-get; sagates, swagatis. [North. ME suagat (Cursor M.), swagates (a1400), ME so-gate (Manning), so-gat (Destr. Troy), so gates (c1400); Gate n.1 5.] In this way, in such a way; thus, so.(1) 1375 Barb. iv 307.
Rycht sagat [C. sua-gat] fell yt in this cas
a1400 Leg. S. xx 208.
Godis that [thu] sagat pryse
Ib. xxxvi 66.
To God, thar lord, turne sal he, & sagat thru hyme sawit be
Ib. xxx 392, etc. ?1438 Alex. ii 1379.
And sagait [F. ainsi] sall ȝe do, I wys, Gif ȝe wald of lufe brouk the blis
Ib. 1382.
Ȝe wary hir …; Hope ȝe sagait hir lufe to wyn?
14.. Quon. Attach. c. 34.
Gif a man fel in the mil dame & sagat is borne doune to the mil quhel [etc.]
(b) 1375 Barb. vi 603 (C).
Thai mycht … hald hym suagat [E. swagate] taryand, Till the remanand suld cum
Ib. ix 318 (E).
He … swagate has the castell tane Throw faute off wach
?1438 Alex. ii 3987.
c1420 Wynt. i 460.
Swa-gat [E. swagait, W. sa gatis]
14.. Acts I 37/2.
Ane wachman … sal gang til his wache … and sua gate sal wache … til the dawyng
Ib. 110/2.
That gif a … best … sal be borowyt for til be enteryt in ony court … [the] court be haldyn in an connabil place quhar the best … swagate borowyt may wyth ese … cum
(c) a1400 Leg. S. xxvii 246.
Quhen scho hard hym so get say
(d) ?1438 Alex. ii 5624.
Sa-gates sould he weill haue done!
c1420 Wynt. iii 360 (W).
With vii cordis … sagatis fast were I
Ib. v 5419.
And quhen that he had sagatis done
Ib. 64; vii 2507.(e) 1375 Barb. xix 253 (C).
And swagatis [E. swagat, H. thusgaite] furthward can thai fair
(2) 1375 Barb. iv 602.
And dawntyt sagat all the land, That all wes till him obeysand
Ib. xviii 57.
‘Now be it swagat than,’ quod thai, ‘We sall tak that God will purwai’
Ib. vii 375.
Sagat [C. sa]
(b) 1375 Barb. ii 296.
We sall speid ws swagat that we Sall be all redy till assembill
Ib. iii 52.

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