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

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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).

Imaginat, v. (Also p.t.) [e.m.E. (once) imaginate pres. t. (1570). Cf. Imaginatp.p. and ppl.a.] tr. To contrive; to devise as fiction, invent. = Imagine v. 2 and 3. — 1541 Reg. Privy S. II. 654/2.
The said umquhile Thomas imaginat his aune deid, drownit … himself in the watter of Awinheid
1562-3 Winȝet I. 120/19.
Quhiddir imaginat ȝe ȝour Kirk to be inuisible
Ib. II. 22/19.
Peraduentuir throw the haitrent of noueltie … we imaginat thir thingis

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