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

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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).

Levage, Leavage, n. [e.m.E. livish (1601), levish, beside ME. (14th c.) and e.m.E. lov(e)ach(e, lovage, OF. levesche, luvesche (mod. F. livèche).] The herb lovage. Also attrib. with buist. — 1568 Skeyne Descr. Pest 19.
The tre and granis of juniper, rosmarie, leauage, balme tre [etc.]
1575 Edinb. Test. III. 318.
[In an apothecary's booth] a leuage buist & iiij vnces thairof in it viij d.

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