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Historiographour, n. Also: -oure, -or, -ur, historiagrephour, historigraphour. [e.m.E. historiographer (c 1500), with usual Sc. -our for -er.] A writer of history. — 1531 Bell. Boece I. xx.
It is writtin be our anciant historiographouris
Id. Livy I. 118/33.
He is mare ancient historiographour
1549 Compl. 4/6.
Quhar for the vniuersal historiagrephours hes baptist hym to be ane of the principal of al the nyne noblis
Ib. 7/19.
The historigraphours rehersis of ane pure man of perse
1558 Q. Kennedy Tractive 109.
The maist ancient … authoris and historiographours
1596 Dalr. I. 4/7.
The lattir historiographors [called us] Albians
Ib. 214/5.
Historiographouris … celebratis it in thair warkes
c1615 Chron. Kings 86.
According to the historiographurs

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