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

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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).

Liniage, Lyni-, Lynyage, n. [Sc. var. of Lignage n.: cf. also Linage. (Eng. lineage appears first in the late 17th c.)] Succession; ancestry, extraction; tribe or race. — c1420 Wynt. ii. 124.
Efftyre hym off lynyage Succedyt to that herytage Fourteyne ayrys syndrely, Be lyne descendand
Ib. 235.
Tribus may be the lyniage Propyrly calde in oure langage
1563 Reg. Privy S. V. i. 366/2.
Discendit of gude and noble liniage

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