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

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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).
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Beggin(g, vbl. n. Also: begyng, baging, byging. [ME. beggynge, f. Beg v.] The act or fact of begging.a1400 Leg. S. xxiv. 204 (in begyng almus ta). a1508 Kennedy Flyt. 429 (because that Scotland of thy begging irkis). 1529 Edinb. B. Rec. II. 14 (till decis and ces fra all baging). c1568 Lauder Minor P. i. 534 (to beggin most he go). 1638 S. Leith Rec. 28.
All that ar pensioners salbe restrained from byging

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