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

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First published 2001 (DOST Vol. IX).

Spin(n)ag(e, Spinache, -adge, n.1 Also: spenag-. [e.m.E. spynnage (1530), spynache (1538), spinage (1568), spinnage (1656), OF espinace, -ache (1256 in Larousse), espinage, spinache (Godefroy), med. L. spinachia, -achium (13th c. and 1270 in Latham), MDu. spinage, LG spinase.] Spinach. — c1580-90 Rules of Health 6.
Ȝour herbis salbe … persill, betis, spinache, a litle hyssope, carrettis [etc.]
1500-1699 Herbarius Latinus Annot. cxxiii (Bot.).
Spinachia, spenagis [also] spinage
1631 Buccleuch Household Bk. 22 Nov.
1631 Buccleuch Household Bk. 22 Nov.
1689 Foulis Acc. Bk. 111.
2 unce spinage 5 s.
1690 Foulis Acc. Bk. 120.

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