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First published 1951 (DOST Vol. II).
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Gubern, v. [L. gubernāre] tr. To govern. — a1500 Henr. III. 164/65.
Superne, lucerne. guberne this pestilens
c1500-c1512 Dunb. ixxxv. 11.
Ȝerne ws guberne, wirgin matern
1533 Bell. Livy I. 204/12.
He lakit … prudence to governe [B. gvberne] his cieteȝanis
a1570-86 Maitland Maitl. F. xxii. 3.
O gratious God … we ask at thé Ws to defend, consarwe ws, and guberne

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