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August, Agust, n. Also: awgust, awgowst; agost, agoust, agowst, agwist. [ME. and OE. August, L. Augustus.] a. The month of August. b. Autumn. a. (a) Leg. S. ii. 487 (the thred day of August).
Wynt. iv. 2466 (off his name that moneth ay wes August callyd).
1440 Acts II. 32/2 (the moneth of August).
Wall. iii. 13 (wictaill worth scant or August coud apper); 341 (in August moneth myld).
1522 Melville Chart. 62 (the threty day of Awgust).
c 1547 Douglas Corr. 235 (the xviii day of Awgowst).
Buch. Wr. 10 (in the moneth of August or thairby).
(b) Compl. 57/24 (at the xx daye of Agust).
1569–70 Bk. Old Edinb. C. VI. 88 (the thrid of Agoust).
1574 Misc. Spald. C. II. 41 (the awicht day of Agwist).
1596 Lett. & St. P. Jas. VI 14 (the 15th of Agowst).
1646 Douglas Chart. 330 (the fyfteint day of Agust last).
1663 Wemyss Corr. 110 (Agoust); 123 (Agost).
b. The four rathis of the ȝere, that is for to say, ver, somer, august, and wynter; Hay II. 127/24.

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