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

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Bab, n. [Northern ME. bab (15th c.), var. of Babe n.] A babe or baby. That … tyrand Takis on the moderis breist sowkand The bab, full of benignite; Dunb. iv. 27.
A bab in creddill; Doug. viii. v: 24.
Gyf we … till ane bab commyt the batellis charge; Ib. x. ii. 20.
Kissing … my bab, my tendir bird; Scott xv. 23.
Besyde this bab, quhilk in the creddill lay; Rolland Seven S. 55/32;
Ib. 56/1; etc.
I leif … My bab and childe vnder the Counsallis cuire; 1567 Sat. P. iv. 183.
Spairing nather women or babs; Dalr. I. 344/18.
For the weall of Johnne Levingstoun, his oy and bab; 1606 Edinb. Test. XLII. 65 b.
New born babs they brain'd; Garden Worthies 159.

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