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

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First published 2001 (DOST Vol. X).

Townage, Townysche, adj. [ME and e.m.E. townysche (Lydgate), townish (1542).] Having the manners or characteristics of one who belongs to the town; uncourtly. — c1500-c1512 Dunb. (OUP) 26/39.
Ȝe be to townage … To be my ladeis presoneir
c1500-c1512 Dunb. (OUP) 40/10.
He wes townysche, peirt and gukkit

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"Townage adj.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 6 Oct 2022 <>



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