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Nurisch(e, n. Also: nurish(e, -eis(c)he, nwrische, -ish, -eisch, nurreych; nuireische; norishe; nourische, -ish, nowrish. [e.m.E. (north.) nurische (1483), ME. nurishe (Wyclif), e.m.E. and ME. norishe, noryshe (Wyclif), e.m.E. nourishe, nourysshe (Caxton), adopted in Sc. in the late 16th c.] A nurse. = Nuris n. Nikniven, as nwrische, to teich it, gart tak it; Montg. Flyt. 467 (T).
Thair tender babis, ȝit on the nurish knee; Id. Misc. P. xlviii. 47.
Bessie Roy, nurreych to the laird of Boquhane; 1590 Crim. Trials I. ii. 207.
Nureische; 1594 Elgin Rec. II. 39.
Nwrische; 1596 Misc. Spald. C. I. 93.
Nurish; Duncan App. Etym.
For love of the nourish [v.r. nurice] monie kisses the bairne; Ferg. Prov. No. 268.
That scho gaif command to hir nureishe to weshe hir barne with irne vre; 1596 Elgin Rec. II. 45.
With hir nuireische; Ib.
Jonat Wood, nwreisch in Clolinand; 1607 Dundonald Par. Rec. 143.
That nane be ressaved out of landwart to be nurisches in this burght; 1609 Aberd. Eccl. Rec. 69.
Nurische; 1616 Wedderb. Compt Bk. 112.
Nurishe; 1628 Reg. Privy C. 2 Ser. II. 619.
Sustenenge of hir hous nourische servant & … hir sone; 1629 Brechin Test. IV. 359.
Nwrish; 1630 Aberd. Eccl. Rec. 110.
Being nurisch to Johne Browne in the tyme; 1633 Orkney Witch Trial in
Reg. Privy C. 2 Ser. V. 547.
My nurish; 1644 Baillie II. 196.
To the old nowrish called bread nourish; 1645 Sc. Ant. III. 18.
fig. Wha sould be nurishes of the Kirk; 1583 Melvill 152.
attrib. or uninfl. possess. Of nurish fies for a bairnes boarding ¥15; 1676 Kirkcudbr. Test. (Reg. H.) 19 Apr.
To the norishe and servants fie; 1688 Ib. (Kirkcudbr. Sheriff Ct.) 21 Aug.

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