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First published 1983 (DOST Vol. V).
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O, Oo, n.1 Also: oe, owe. [Gael. ogha grandchild, Irish ó, ua, grandson, descendant: cf. Oy.] A grand-child.(a) c1475 Wall. i. 30.
The secund o he was of gud Wallace
1516 Prot. Bk. Gavin Ros 21.
His o and apperand air
1530 Misc. Abbotsf. C. 10.
Robert sal mary his sone and apperand air apoun ane of the ois of the said erle
1534 Lamont P. 41. c 1543 Misc. Bann. C. I. 13.]
[For O' in Eyrische signifiethe a nephew
(b) 1497 Acta Conc. II. 86.
To Jhone Mowbray, oo to the sade David [etc.]
1499–1500 Ib. 391; etc.
Elen Cosoure … the oo and aire of umquhile Adam Cosoure
1508 Buccleuch Mun. II. 115. a1538 Abell 77 b.
Edwert Eldredis sone & oo to the Duke of Normande
1552 Elgin Rec. I. 116.
Margrat Calder oo to wmquhill Janet Innes
1554 Glasgow Dioc. Reg. I. 153. 1584 Grant Chart. 157. 1610 Inverurie B. Ct. 31 July.
George Mackie … fadir oo to the said wmquhill Jon Mackie elder
1626 Garden Worthies 86.
So for thy hap and honors yet thy oois Have right and reasone justlie to rejoyce
Ib. 179.
(c) 1521 Dundee B. Ct. I. 33 (7 June).
& oe to James Rollok
(d) 1626 Garden Worthies 127.
Foughten with the owe of … Whartane

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