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

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First published 1951 (DOST Vol. II).
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Effor(e, Effoir, prep. [Var. of Afore prep.] Before. c1515 Asl. MS. I. 330/13.
Now we ar in the vj age last & nixt effor the day of Iugement
1532 Acts II. 336/1.
Sanct Thomas evin effore ȝule
1555 Prot. Bk. A. Gaw 35.
Thai sal set it to Vilȝam … effore ony other
1556 Ib. 39.
Gif it happynnis the said Villiam deces effoir his vif

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