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

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First published 2002 (DOST Vol. XI).

Virago, n. [ME and e.m.E. virago (a1300), L. virāgo.] a. A female warrior. b. The name given to Eve by Adam. —a. 1513 Doug. xii viii 56.
Juturna the verray virago (Quhilk term to expone, be myne avys Is a woman exersand a mannys offys)
b. c1552 Lynd. Mon. 773.
Adam … said … Thow art my flesche, my bonis, and blude. And Uirago he callit hir, than, Quhilk is, interpreit, maid of man, Quhilk Eua efterwart wes namyt

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