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First published 2002 (DOST Vol. XI).

Trig(g)it, Tryg(g)et, Traget, Treget, n. [ME treget (Cursor M.), OF tresgiet, treget enchantment, magic.] Enchantment, trickery, deceit, or an instance of this. Also fig. a1400 Leg. S. x 98.
Wechis … That gere fele mene wene that thai Throw tryget are goddis verray
a1400 Leg. S. xxi 491.
Petyre, that na tryget Mycht dyssawe
fig. 1513 Doug. iv Prol. 247.
O Lust … Of thi tryggettis [Sm. trigittis, Bann. triggittis, Ruddim. tragetis] quhat tong may tell the tribill?
1607 John Dykes in Calderwood VI 666.
The act … wherupon they ground all this can not be gottin produced as yitt … There is treget in it by the confessioun of all that were present at Linlithquo

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