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

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First published 2000 (DOST Vol. VIII).

Sagacitie, n. (e.m.E. sagacitie (a1548), -ty (1607), F. sagacité (1444 in Larousse), L. sagacitāt- acuteness of perception, esp. by smell, keenness of discernment.) 1600-1610 Melvill 64.
I haiff also marked manie experiences in him of wounderfull sagacitie and smelling out of men's naturalls and dispositiones

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"Sagacitie n.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 25 Sep 2022 <>



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