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

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First published 2000 (DOST Vol. VIII).

Sagittar, -er, n. [ME and e.m.E. sagittaire (Gower), sagittar (1622), OF sagittaire (12th c. in Hatz.-Darm.), f. as Sagittarie n.] a. An archer. b. Sagittarius, the zodiacal sign of the Archer. —a. c1510 Prester John 311b.
Ane vthir desert in the quhilk ar wod men, the quhilk ar callit sagittaris quhilk schottis & slais other monstoris
b. 1530 Lynd. Test. Pap. 130.
And retrograde wes Mars in Capricorne, And Synthea in Sagitter assesit

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