A Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue (up to 1700)
Mena(d)ge, Minnage, v. [e.m.E. menage (1590): partly e.m.E. manege (1561), -age, to handle (horses), conduct (affairs), etc., It. maneggiare, and partly F. ménager to manage (a house), to manage (anything) carefully or with judgement, to husband.] tr. To manage or administer (financial matters) carefully or with judgement; to husband (resources). —
I … sal minnage it [money] in sik sort that … thair sall be fruite drawin thereof; 1589 Crim. Trials I. ii. 330.
He is nott a fitt man thair to menage your rent for he has principall entries in thaes landes; 1612 Lett. & St. P. Jas. VI. 205.
a 1618 Craig vi. 6/11.
The garrison fired warmly … till … they relented to menadge ther powder; Siege Castle Edinb. 75.
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