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

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Brave, Brawe, a. Also: brawf, braiff, braue. [e.m.E. brave (1568; also late ME. in the sense of ‘brave’), F. brave, from It. bravo. See also Braw a.] Fine, splendid, excellent. Common after 1600, as in English. That the young men of the toun devise for thame selffis sum brawf abulyement of taffate or vther silk; 1561 Edinb. B. Rec. III. 122.
My plesand pathe and ampill port … So brawe and brod; J. Stewart 207 § 29.
In arire guard Trew Chastetie and Beutye brawe did go; Fowler 71/121.
The elegant and braue maneris of her mother Margaret; Dalr. I. 321/25.
He had builditt ane proper hous … , with werry braiff ȝairdis; Hist. Kennedy 57.

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