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

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First published 1971 (DOST Vol. IV).

Nagus, n. (Cf. 19th c. Lancashire dial. nagas ‘a greedy, stingy person’; of obscure origin.) — c1500-c1512 Dunb. Flyt. 177.
Nyse nagus, nipcaik

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