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

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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).

Jag, n. [Appar. the same as ME. and e.m.E. iag, iagge (a 1440), (1) ‘one of the dags or pendants made by cutting the edge of a garment’, and (2) in pl., rags, tatters; or perh. rather the later jag a leather-bag, as in Jagpurse. Cf. also Jeg n., which may be a variant.] In plur. (?). — 15.. Sym & Bruder 33.
Quhen thai had reddit thair ragis, To Rome thay war inspyrit, Tuke vp thair jaipis and all thair jaggis, Fure furth as thay war hyrit
c1500 Rowll Cursing 259 (M).
Than iuflar Jawsie with his jaggis And Bellie basie with his baggis At hellis ȝettis sall mak sic rerding

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