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

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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).

(Agu,) Agew, n. Also: agw, ageu, agewe, agow, ago, aygo. [ME. ague, aguwe, agew, etc. (c 1375), OF. ague.] An acute fever; an ague. Fever agw (agow): see Fever n. c 1420 Liber Calchou 450.
The venome … castis a man in to the agw
1571 Misc. Bann. C. III. 119.
Doctouris Caldvall and Goode … declared I had the agew
1650 Lamont Diary 25.
In June, a disease, comonlie called the Irish aygo, … was riffe
1667 Ib. 248.
The Archbishope was indisposed, by reason of the agow

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