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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).
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(Laverd,) Lavird, -yrd, Lawerd, -ird, n. [North. ME. laverd, midl. and south. loverd, early laverd, -ard, laferd, OE. hláford, hláfweard head of a household, lord: for the contracted forms see Lard(e and Lord. Found early as a surname in the forms (Rogerum) lauird, lawird at 1257 (14th c.) Liber Calchou 31.] The Lord, God. — c1420 Wynt. vii. 1222 (R).
Thynk, lavyrd [L. lawerd, C., W. lordis], on Dawy and his myldnes

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