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First published 1971 (DOST Vol. IV).

Mortable, -apyll, a. [MF. mortable (1395, Godef.).] a. Deadly, implacable (enemy). b. Subject to death. = Mortal a. — 1467 Newburgh B. Ct. 26 a.
Wyll Stob … said that Stewene wes is mortapyll fa & enemy
1587 Edinb. Test. XVIII. 204.
He is able to subdew all thingis vnto him self nocht as corruptable mortable vaik and wild body as it is now bot ane incorruptable immortall strang … bodie

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"Mortable adj.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 8 Aug 2022 <>



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