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

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First published 2002 (DOST Vol. XI).

Uncounsalabill, -sellable, adj. Also: (wnconsable). [17th c. Eng. uncounselable (1646); Counsalabil(l adj., Counsel(l)able adj.] Not willing to be counselled, not open to advice. — a1578 Pitsc. I 266/12.
The king … takand no thocht as ane man wnconsable [1728 uncounsellable] quhilk wald do nothing for his lordis and captains for saifgaird of his ost
1600 M. Napier Mem. J. Napier 303.
As he wes in his tyme uncounsalabill, sua ye appeir to follow the samyn cours

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