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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).
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Before-nemmit, p.p. Also: befornemynyde, -nemyt, befoirenemmit. [Before adv. 1 c. Nem(n v. Cf. late ME. befor-namyd.] Before-named. 1393 Charter T. Dunbar (Reg. H.).
It wald ryn vs to preiodyce and to thaire fredome befornemyt
1397 Douglas Chart. 38.
Al thir condiciounis … and artikillis befornemynyde
1405 Antiq. Aberd. & B. III. 201.
At all this before nemmit be yemit and kepit
a1586 Lindsay MS. 13 b.
Quhaireuir thai four [sanctis] befoire nemmit ar present

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