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

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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).

Agitat, -ate, p.p. [L. agitātus, p.p. of agitāre.]

1. Tossed about, perturbed. — 1567 Sat. P. iv. 52.
Thus was I … Sum tyme in mynde with anger agitat
1640 Lithgow Poet. Rem. 241.
Come let them roare, ... with shrinking cries And agitat reports

2. Debated, discussed. — a1650 Row 183.
The Kirk desyres the King … to heare everie weightie thing concerning the estate agitat
1648 St. A. Presb. 38.
Mr. James Sharp gave in his theses to be agitate the nixt day
1661 Acts VII. 62/2.
The maters agitat persued & concludit

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