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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).
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Affect, Affeck, n.1 Also: affecte, afykt; affec (afec), affek, affecke. [Alteration of Effect n.] Effect, force, tenor, etc.(a) c1400 Troy-bk. i. 97 (the affecte of thy message). c1475 Wall. viii. 1729 (this hie affect off his wrytyng). 1493 Liber Aberbr. 277 (in sic affect, fors, and strynth as … ). 1560 Rolland Seven S. 325/29 (thair pith, power, and affectis). 1563 Ferg. Tracts 35 (these same wordes in affect). c 1594 Lennox Mun. 338 (his leter to the afykt forsaid). 1603 Reg. Morton I. 190 (to that affect). 1664 Aberd. B. Rec. 211 (for the affect after specifeit).(b) 1445 Melville Chart. 30 (in maner, forme, and affec). 1498 Lanark B. Rec. 10 (in affek and fors). 1528 Lennox Mun. 231 (of na strenth, force, nor affec). 1580 Fam. Innes 138 (to the affeck thai might … ). 1604 Misc. Hist. Soc. II. 246 (to this afec).

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