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

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First published 1951 (DOST Vol. II).

Damnable, -abil(l, a. [e.m.E. (1509), OF. damnable, L. damnābilis. Cf. Dampnable.] a. Damnable. b. Pernicious, harmful. — 1551 Hamilton Cat. 4.
Ane synfull and ane damnabil thing
1562-3 Winȝet I. 139/6.
Defendand a damnable opinioun
a1578 Pitsc. I. 134/7.
How damnabill it is to haue ane ignorant captane of weir
1596 Dalr. I. 201/22.
To the Scottis damnable and deidlie

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