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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).
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Levint, num. a. Also: levynt, lewint, -ent, (lewnt). [Aphetic for Alevint, Ellevint: cf. e.m.E. leventhe (1570).] Eleventh. a1400 Leg. S. xxxii. 30.
In the lewint distinccion Of the decre [etc.]
a1500 Colk. Sow iii. 118.
Cok Obenar the levint
1493 Reg. Episc. Morav. 250.
The levint day of Aprill
c1490 Porteous Noblenes 64 (Ch. & M.).
The leuynt vertu in nobill man is sobirnes
1535 Stewart 55229.
In the levint ȝeir
1546 Acts II. 476/1.
The levint day of Junij
1578 Misc. Maitl. C. I. 8.
The levint buik of the Amades de Gaule
c1550-c1580 Art of Music 18.
In the lewent chaptur of the secund bwik
Ib. 23 b.
The lewnt

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