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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).
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Ingȝo(u)n, Ingeo(u)n, n. Also: ingȝeo(u)n, ingy(e)o(u)n, ingyone; inȝeo(u)n. [Late ME. ynon (c 1460), e.m.E. ynion (1562), dial. varr. of ME. and e.m.E. onyon, unyon, etc., OF. oi(n)gnon. Cf. Unȝeo(u)n and Ingon.] An onion. Also attrib. with seid.(a) 1506 Treas. Acc. III. 129.
Ane pund ingȝoun seid
1574 Aberd. B. Rec. II. 20.
The apillis, ingyounis, and uther girnall gudis
1578 Inverness B. Rec. I. 261.
Four beddis ingyeonis, ane persell bed
1590 Edinb. B. Rec. V. 28.
For selling of thair ingyeouns in Leyth
1596 Brechin Test. I. 146 b.
Tua pound … ingȝeoun seid
1596 Wedderb. Compt. Bk. 71.
Half a last of ingȝeonis
1660 Lanark B. Rec. 176.
Any sort of waires except … ingyones
(b) 1613 Wedderb. Compt. Bk. 239.
Laidnit with ingeonis
1628 Rec. Univ. Aberd. 583.
Ingeounes iiij dusson
(c) 1596 Crim. Trials I. 399.
To pas furth of hir said hous and by ane half barrell of inȝeounis

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