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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).
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Ane-levin (-levine, -lewyn, -yne, -leven), erroneous expansion of a levin Alevin num. 1511–2 Wemyss Chart. 139.
Ane thowsand fyfe hunderitht and ane lewyne yeris
1516 Reg. Privy S. I. 441/2.
To the nomer of ane levin abbayis
1531 Fam. Rose 201.
Quhill ane lewyn yeris be compleit
1540 Maxwell Mem. I. 281.
Extending to ane levine crovnis … of wecht
1611 M. Works Acc. 8.
Ane leven feit of new glas and threttene of auld glas

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