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

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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).
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Commiseratioun, n. [F. commisération, L. commiserātio; e.m.E. -ation (1585).] Pity. — 1562-3 Winȝet I. 138/23.
Haueand commiseratioun of the man
1569 Misc. Abbotsf. C. 26.
The petie and commiseratioun that we haif
a1578 Pitsc. I. 104/16.
To move the iudgis … to haue commiseratioun and pettie

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