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First published 1983 (DOST Vol. V).
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Orisoun, v. [Appar. f. Oriso(u)n n.: ? cf. Oriso(u)n n. 1, quot. 1597–8 and note.] tr. ? To recite an incantatory prayer over, to charm by means of a prayer. — 1626 Ellon Par. 94.
[He confessed that being twice sent for, he came] and orisounit him as he termit it and tauld the said charm afoir the brethren

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