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

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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).

Lufabill, -able, a. [Irreg. var. of Lofabill by confusion of Lof(e v. With Lufe v.1: but cf. north. and north midl. ME. lufabyll(e (Rolle), luffable, -eabille, e.m.E. loveable, lovable, amiable (f. Lufe v.1, Luve v.1).] Praiseworthy, laudable, commendable, acceptable. — 1490 Irland Mir. fol. 182 b.
Than suld he consider quhilk of thir is maist honorable lufable and desirable
a1538 Abell 85 a.
Gilcrist eftir remanit in faithfull & lufabill seruice of the king

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