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

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First published 2000 (DOST Vol. VIII).

Sagittarie, Sagitary, n. [Late ME and e.m.E. sagitary (1413), sagittary (1509), L. sagittārius an archer, f. sagitta arrow.] = Sagittar n. b. — a1500 Henr. Fab. 635.
Than Saturne auld wes enterit in Capricorne And Juppiter mouit in Sagittarie
1683 Sinclair Nat. Phil. Short Acc. of Comets, 6.
In the year 1603, according to an astrologue, Saturn and Jupiter … fell in conjunction in that fiery sign Sagitary in the month of December

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