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

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First published 2002 (DOST Vol. XI).

Vantage, v. [Late ME and e.m.E. vauntagyn (Prompt. Parv.), vauntage (1530), vantage (1563), OF vantager; cf. Advantage v.] tr. To profit (a person), be of benefit to someone. — 1644 Strathbogie Presb. 50.
The said Patrik came to his hous and said to him, Since [gap in text] he vas a labourer he had vanted the fusion of [his corne], quhilk had vantaged his neighbour fyw [gap in text]; but if he vold caus his vyf to giue him a shirt, he sould mak him gett the fusioune of his corne againe

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