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

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First published 1951 (DOST Vol. II).

For(e)aganis, prep. Also: foragaynys, -aganes. [Fore adv., Againis prep. Cf. e.m.E. foragayne (c 1500).]

a. In preparation for. b. Against. c. Over against, opposite to. 1456 Hay II. 131/4.
The emotis gaderis to thair provisionis for aganis the wynter to thair nestis
c1475 Wall. x. 1154.
Sum men demys that Cwmyn that ragment send; Sum men thar for agaynys makis defend
1558 Treas. Acc. X. 400.
The marchis foraganis Ingland
1596 Dalr. I. 87/17.
Thay best partes in Albion … foraganes Irland

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