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A Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue (up to 1700)

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First published 1971 (DOST Vol. IV).
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N. In the collocation indefin. art. (an(e) followed by word with initial vowel, as in ME. and e.m.E., sometimes transferred from the indefin. art. to the following word, as a nack for an ack (Act n .): see also Nactoun n., etc. — 1587 Cal. Sc. P. IX. 532.
Ye yourselves … gart me mak a nack of parliament … and so ye allow ea ackt of the papistes

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