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Aunter, Anter, n. Also: awnter, -ur, auntere, -ure, awntyr(e, -ur; antyr-, antar. [ME. auntre (c 1300), aunter, awnter, anter, northern auntur, -our, reduced form of Aventure n.]

1. An adventure, enterprise. Huchowne … made the gret Gest off Arthure, And the Awntyre [v.rr. aunturis, anteris, antyris, awenturis] off Gawane; Wynt. v. 4325.
Clerk of Tranent eik he [Death] has tane, That maid the anteris of Gawane; Dunb. iv. 66.

2. Chance, risk; fortune. I say nocht na he sulde put all in amitie [read auntere] for the faith; Hay I. 131/3.
It sal be … in grete aunter na he sall fall in malady uncurable; Ib. II. 126/37.
Yhe wyrk nocht as the wys, Gyff that ye tak the awnter off supprice; Wall. vii. 694.
Bettir him thocht in Scotland for to be, And awntur tak othir for to leiff or de; Ib. xi. 298.
Scho was chapit antaris twa; Seven S. 1471.
Master James put in my hand … on his anter 75 goldynis of gold; 1493 Halyb. 100.
With anter and avingture fallin and for to fall; 1498 Acta Conc. II. 283.
He tuik his anter, and inwart can he go; Rolland C. Venus ii. 153.
God send me als gud anter; Bann. MS. 248 b/43.

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