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

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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).

Commendable, -abill, a. Also: -abyll. [ME. co(m)mendable (Chaucer), OF. commendable, L. commendābilis.] Laudable. 1456 Hay I. 83/34.
[A] mare vertuous thing, and mare commendable
1533 Bell. Livy I. 293/4.
Na thing be his doingis apperit to thame commendabill
1558 Misc. Wodrow Soc. 133.
Reding the Scripture … is commendabyll and godlie
1568 Pref. Lyndesay 3.
Quhat verteous or commendabill fact hes he not praisit

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