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

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First published 1983 (DOST Vol. V).

Permanabill, -able, a. [Late ME. permanable (Pilgr. Sowle, Caxton; Hoccleve), subsequently appar. only the following occurrences, ONF. permainable, permanable, OF. parmenable, f. stem of Permanent a.] Enduring. = Permanent a. a1508 Kennedy Pass. Christ 131.
But seid of man this Virgin permanable The sone of God consauit
1571 Sat. P. xxviii. 5.
Bot sen I se na plesure permanabill

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