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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).

Lovage, n.1 [Appar. f. Love v. with the suffix -age: but cf. e.m.E. lowage (1522), louage (1523), which is appar. by alteration or miswriting of late ME. loange (Gower, Caxton), loenge, OF. loenge, F. louange (OF. loer, louer to praise).] = Loving n. — 1490 Irland Mir. I. 46/9.
Sayand dayly houris and lovage of him
Ib. fol. 163. Ib. fol. 191 b.
And thar be ony thing honorable … in this werk the honour lovage and thank be gevin to God thar of
Ib. fol. 201 b.
Thus the warkis of the man and thai be gud thai do him gret honour and lovage
1489 Edinb. B. Rec. I. 58.
That thair petitioun was consonant to ressoun and to the lovage of God and thair patrone forsaid
1500 Ib. 81. 1522–3 Ib. 214.
[Their seal of cause having been withdrawn, they] desyrit the samyne newlinges againe to be granted for the honour and lovage of Godis service at thair altar of Sant Cubart

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