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

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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).

Adagia, Adagie, n. [e.m.E. adagie (1570). L. adagium. The pl. form adagia is wrongly used as a sing.] An adage, proverb, maxim. —1549 Compl. 7/30 (ane vlgare adagia); Ib. 127/34. a1605 Montg. Misc. P. i. 9 (in adagies of auld).

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