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

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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).

Courage, n. Also: kourage. [ME. courage, OF. courage. Cf. Corage and Curage.] Courage; manly spirit. 1558-66 Knox II. 9.
To declair his courage in his God, he conforted his pepile
1560 Rolland Seven S. Prol. ii.
To conqueis landis sum settis thair courage clene
1563-1570 Buch. Wr. 49.
To keip ay thevis and revaris in courage
c1590 J. Stewart 60/3.
I mycht [have] … meed ȝour courage les
1596 Dalr. I. 259/9.
This king was of sik a kourage, that he was bent to all kynd of preclare actes

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