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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).

Althoch, Althocht, conj. Also: althoche, althogh(e; allthocht, althoicht, althoght; allthouch, althoucht, althought, althowght. [ME. althogh, althauȝ, etc. (14th c.); f. All adv. and Thoch(t conj., commonly written as one word. Rare in early texts, but common in 16th c.] Although.(a) 1375 Barb. x. 464 (all thouch his fais thar of wes wa). 15.. Dunb. App. vii. 12 (althogh I suld forfare). 1569 Reg. Privy C. II. 39 (althoch it mycht appeir … ). 1576 Rep. Menzies MSS. 17 (althogh thay be not sa fatt). 1596 Dalr. I. 22/3 (mechanical craftes, althoche maist vile). 1615 Highland P. III. 185 (althoghe werrie swift).(b) 14.. Acts I. 361/2 (althoȝt thai haf the samyn fredom). ?1438 Alex. i. 2764 (all thocht the fecht was never sa fell). 1513 Doug. iii. i. 37 (althocht my foundment was mysfortunat); vi. xiii. 100 (all thocht the hart he schot). 1558-66 Knox II. 243 (althocht he be a minister). a1570-86 Maitl. F. lxxxviii. 36 (althocht the contrair all the cuntrie knawis). 1596 Dalr. I. 54/2 (althocht Cuper be na compare to Arbroth). 1605 Elphinstone Mem. 152 (althoicht his vnfreyndis had … ). 1615 Crim. Trials III. 110 (althoght he was nouther prouided … ).(c) c1400 Troy-bk. ii. 116 (all thought that he thar were). 1585 James VI Ess. 57 (althoucht there be vther behind it). 1633 Maxwell Mem. II. 29 (althowght they be fekles).

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