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

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First published 2002 (DOST Vol. XI).

Unagast, -gaist, Wnagast, adj. [Agast adj.] Unafraid, fearless. Also with quasi-adv. force. — a1500 K. Hart 184.
Full glaid thai glyde as gromes vnagaist
1533 Boece 556b.
Seing him sa stoutlie and vnagast remane with his folkis
1535 Stewart 13376.
Syne said to him thir wordis vnagast
1535 Stewart 50709.
a1605 Montg. Misc. P. xiv 32.
I pas the tym but pain, And vnagast

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