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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).

Inestimabil(l, adj. Also: -abyll, -able. [ME. inestymable (Chaucer), -estimable, L. inestimābilis.] Inestimable. — 1490 Irland Mir. II. 33/13.
For he tholit that passioun of deid be inestimable luf and cherite that he had to ws and our redempcioun
1513 Doug. x. Prol. 102.
Sweit Lord, thy self is sa inestimabill
1528 Lynd. Dreme 517.
Quhare God … ringis, in to his glore inestimabyll
1533 Bell. Livy I. 164/13.
All the pepill of Rome [war] rasit with inestimabil blythnes
a1568 Bann. MS. 27 a/14.
The potent prince … Is cummyn … with ane inestimable licht
a1570-86 Maitl. F. xvi. i.
The grit blythnes and ioy inestimabill

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