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Nocht-for-thy, adv. Also: noucht- and -thi. [ME. noght for þi (Cursor M., 14th c.), nought for thy (1413), also not forthi (Rolle), not for thy (c 1420); For-thy adv.] Nevertheless, however.For additional examples, Barbour to Douglas, see For-thy adv. 2.1375 Barb. ii. 39; etc. a1400 Leg. S. xliii. 607.
& in the meyne-tyme, nocht-for-thy, Scho delt hire gudis [etc.]
Ib. xlix. 169. ?1438 Alex. i. 853; etc. c1420 Wynt. ii. 603.
Noucht for-thi
1456 Hay I. 75/17; etc. c1475 Wall. v. 682; etc. a1500 Seven S. 198.
He inclinit full courtasly Bot a word spak he nocht for thi
Ib. 646.
Bot nocht for thi He [etc.]
Ib. 1248.

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