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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).

Agit, Aigit, a. Also: agyt, ageit, aget, eagit; aigitt, -eit, -et, -ett, aidgeit, -ett, -itt, edgit; aged, aidged, adged. [ME. agyd (1440), e.m.E. aged, f. Age n. or v.] Advanced in years; aged, old. Also absol.(a) c1475 Wall. i. 154 (ane agyt man); 393 (ane agyt knycht). a1500 Henr. III. 106/20 (til he agit be). 1513 Doug. iv. Prol. 120 (warmnes into agyt failȝeis); 166 (agit wyfe). 1515 Reg. Privy S. I. 397/1 (agit and unhabil to travel). 1546 6th Rep. Hist. MSS. App. 696/2 (agit, waik and seiklie). c1590 J. Stewart 93/477 (hir adgeit husband). 1596 Dalr. I. 139/15 (ane aget and alde man). 1656 Inverness Presb. 283 (now adged and infirme).(b) 1483 Edinb. B. Rec. 48 (gif he be aigit). 1512 Ib. 137 (impotent and aigeit). 1543 Reg. Morton II. 290 (aigit, impotent, febill). 1558-66 Knox II. 210 (instructioun to the aigeit). c1590 J. Stewart 32/90 (his aidgeit brest). 1616 Haddington Corr. 132 (aidgitt fellowes abone fiftie). 1640 Glasgow B. Rec. 418 (aiget decrippet men).(c) 15.. Clar. i. 718 (eagit lordis). 1598 St. A. Kirk S. 879 (the eageit and decayed puir). 1608 Reg. Episc. Brechin II. 236 (the edgit and puir). 1610 Lett. & St. P. Jas. VI 187 (in his eagit yeiris).

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