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

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First published 1951 (DOST Vol. II).

Disagyse, v. Also: dissagyse, -gyis, disaguise. [The usual Sc. form of Disgyse v. The reason for the inserted a is not clear.] tr. To disguise. a1540 Freiris Berw. 474.
Bot gif it wer on sic a maner wyis Him to translait or ellis dissagyis Fra his awin kynd
1540 Lynd. Sat. 721 (B).
We mon … dissagyis [Ch. disagyse] ws that na man ken ws
1563-72 Ferg. Tracts 20.
Where are ye commanded to dissagyse your selues lyke players or fooles with shauen crownes?
a1578 Pitsc. I. 358/30.
The king … was a lytill eschameit that he had dissagyssit him self to be wnknawin
c1590 J. Stewart 82/102.
Queine Semerame … Quha in hir courage disaguisde hir kynd
1603 Philotus lxxvi.
I man me disagyse, In habite of ane man
Ib. lxxxiv.

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