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First published 1971 (DOST Vol. IV).
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Mant, v. [Of Gaelic origin: cf. Sc. and Ir. Gael. manntach lisping, stammering, MIr. mant gum, OIr. mend dumb (Macbain), etc.] To have an impediment in one's speech; to stammer or stutter. intr. and tr. — a1568 Scott i. 92.
[Priests,] Mantand mort mvmlingis mixt with monye leis
c1590 J. Stewart II. 241/166.
Scho lost hir speitche and mycht no moir bot mant
1629 Z. Boyd Last B. 985 (Jam.).
Hee who manteth or stammereth in his speach

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