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First published 1971 (DOST Vol. IV).
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Matern(e, a. [L. māternus: cf. Maternal a.] Maternal. a. That is a mother. b. Related on the mother's side. —a. c1500-c1512 Dunb. lxxxv. ii.
Ȝerne ws guberne, wirgin matern
b. 1611 Dunblane Test. III. 121.
To Margrat Rogie his sister materne

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"Matern adj.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 20 May 2024 <>



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