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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).
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Aboun, prep. and adv. Also: aboune, abown(e. [Contracted from Abovin. See also Abone.]

1. Above.a. prep. 1375 Barb. xviii. 454 (E).
Thai ar gottyn aboun the bra
1422 Stirling Chart. etc. 208.
Alswel wndyr erde as a bown
c1475 Wall. ii. 110.
A large straik … Abown the kne
1473 Treas. Acc. I. 224.
A coit aboune his jak
1478 Liber Aberbr. 178.
My land … liand aboune the Turratbryg off Perth
15.. Reg. Eccl. S. Trin. 214.
The sacrament abowne the hye altar
1521 Dunferm. B. Rec. 172.
Ane chalmer … aboune ane forboitht
b. adv. 1513 Doug. Aen. (Sm.) IV. 228.
Sa haue I doun aboune [B. abufe], as ȝe may se, Virgillis volum

2. adv. With past pples., as aboun expremit, specifeit. (Cf. Abone adv. 7.) 1494 Paisley Rec. 50.
The persouns aboune expremit
1591 Elgin Rec. II. 19.
Thai salbe puneist doublie … as is aboun specifeit

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