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First published 1990 (DOST Vol. VII).
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(Rosine,) Rosyne, n. [Ros(e n. and -ine, perh. a nonce-formation for the rhyme; or the suffix may represent the dimin. ending -ing. Cf. Rosen adj.] A rose. Here applied to the Virgin. — c1500-c1512 Dunb. (O.U.P.) 5/8.
Our tern inferne for to dispern, Helpe rialest Rosyne [: schyne, devyne, regyne]

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