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

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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).
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(Inable,) Inaible, v.2 [e.m.E. and late ME. in-, enable, trans., to make able, enable, etc.; once only (c 1420) intr., as here.] intr. To become able, to gain power. — 1650 Misc. Bann. C. I. 194.
As he inadg'd, he inaibled, and rose To souch esteeme they durst not him oppose

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