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

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First published 2002 (DOST Vol. XII).

Warnage, Wernage, n. [ME and e.m.E. vernage (Chaucer), OF vernage, -ac(h)e, med. L. vernagium, vernacium, vernachia.] ? Vernage, a strong, sweet, white wine or perhaps provisions more generally. Cf. Warnising (vbl.) n. c1475 Wall. iii 17.
Inglismen … Be caryage brocht thair wictaill full gud wayne; Stuffit housis with wyn and gud wernage
c1475 Wall. iii 317.
King Eduuardis self could nocht get bettir wyn Than thai had thar, warnage and wenysoune Off bestiall in to full gret fusioun
c1475 Wall. ix 620.
Wallang gart bryng fra Carlele cariage, To stuff Bothwell with wyn and gud warnage
c1475 Wall. xi 669.
That lord has stuff, breid, aill, and gud warnage

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