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

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First published 1990 (DOST Vol. VII).
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Rout, n.3 Also: route. [Origin and precise sense unknown, but cf. Rute n. 12, later Sc. stoup and roup, and 17th c. Eng. root and branch.] Only in the phr. stout and rout, bane and route, completely. — a1400 Leg. S. xxxvii 353.
Thane gert he his body bere … To bestis & foulis … Til ete hyme bath stout & rout [: doute]
Ib. xlvii 92.
For thane the gret fir suld brek oute, & bryne the madyne bane & route

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