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

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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).

Abrege, v. Also: abbrege, abreage, abredge; abbryge. [ME. abrege, abregge, abrigge, etc. (14th c.), OF. abreger.] tr. To abridge, abbreviate. Also absol. c1420 Wynt. v. 1441; etc.
Iustyne … Abbregyde all tha gret storys … in les tretys
1456 Hay Il. 85/23.
Here I will touch to sum part of compendious things of philosophy abregit
a1500 Seven S. 123.
A ȝoung wyf … Mycht be the caus to abrek [sic] my lyf
1513 Doug. xiii. viii. 69.
Syne, to abbryge our mater [etc.]
a1568 Bann. MS. 224 b/24.
I grant thairwith ȝour barret to abbrege
1609 Garden Garden 6.
Help whair they halt, abreage when they abound
Id. Worthies 104.
A pellet … did abredge his breath

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