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

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First published 2002 (DOST Vol. XI).

Vager, Vaigar, -er, n. [Vag(e v.] One who wanders or travels; one who rambles idly or without good reason. b. One who goes from an adherence. — 1646 Cramond Presb. Fordyce 16.
If he admitte to his hous any not invited guhestes or countrie vagers
1696 Salmon Borrowstounness 447.
A night vager
16… Aberd. B. Rec. (Jam.) s.v. Adhantare n.
Vaigaris, adhantaris of aillhoussis
b. 1647 Rec. Kirk Scotl. 485.
An act against vaigers from their own ministers

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