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First published 1951 (DOST Vol. II).
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Gestning, -nyng, n. Also: gesnyng, -ning, gaistning. [ME. gest(e)ninge (c 1200), gesninge, f. Gestin v.] Entertainment as a guest. a1400 Leg. S. xxix. 724.
In that house … Quhare thare modir had gestnyng
Ib. xxx. 533.
Sene thu firste here tuk gestning I haf thé lufit
c1420 Wynt. vi. 1638.
That ilke nycht that the kyng Tuk with the mylnare hys gesnyng [W. gestnyng]
a1500 Rauf C. 972.
He … foundit ane fair place … That all that wantis harbery Suld haue gestning
1513 Doug. i. x. 28.
To quhat fyne … it dredis me Sall turn this plesand gestnyng
Ib. x. viii. 58.
I thé beseik … Be my faderis gestnyng [R. gesning] … Assist to me
1535 Stewart 8067.
King Caratac that gestnyng bocht rycht deir
1596 Dalr. II. 66/11.
The hous … quhair thay ar weil receiuet in gude gaistning

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