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

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Jimp, Jymp, n. [Of obscure origin, perh. conn. with Jimp a., Gymp a. Cf. Gimp.] A subtle or trifling point; a quirk; a tittle. — O man of law, … With nys iympis; Henr. II. 303/121.
To eschew al occasioun of wane stryfe … for jimpis of grammar or sik triflis; Winȝet II. 15/2.
In the leist iot or iimp tha neuer brak the Papes authoritie; Dalr. II. 226/34.

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