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

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First published 1986 (DOST Vol. VI).
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Propagatio(u)n, n. [e.m.E. and late ME propagacyon (a 1450), -ation, F. propagation (13th c. in Hatz.-Darm.), L. prō-, propāgātiōn-, f. prō-, propāgāre Propagat v.] The dissemination or diffusion of a doctrine or practice. — 1588 Reg. Privy C. IV 266.
The propagatioun of the trew … religioun
1597 James VI Dæmonol. (S.T.S.) 24/12.
And crossing of the propagation of the kingdome of Christ

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"Propagation n.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 15 Jun 2024 <>



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