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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).
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Ather (athir, -ire, athyre), erron. var. of Other a.a1400 Leg. S. v. 12 (atoure athire = above others); xviii. 618 (athyre enchesone fand I nocht). 1531 Bell. Boece II. 430 (with mony athir gentilmen). c1550 Rolland C. Venus i. 33 (to pas the time, and ather solace mak). a1500 Henr. Fab. 401 (this ather ȝeir).

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