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

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First published 1951 (DOST Vol. II).

Discurage, v. Also: -courage, -corage. [Late ME. discorage (1481). e.m.E. discourage, OF. descourager.] tr. To dishearten. —c1568 Lauder Minor P. i. 362 (that thai suld nocht discuragit be). 1563-1570 Buch. Wr. 50 (to discourage the kingis trew liegis). a1578 Pitsc. I. 143/17 (quhilk grettumlie discuragit all his freindis). 1596 Dalr. I. 163/16 (discouraget thay gyue bakis). Ib. II. 4/31 (the Bruse was nocht discoraget).

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