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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).
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Beris, Bereis, n. Also: beryis. [Perh. for berils = ME. berieles, birieles, etc., OE. byrᵹels.] A burying-place; burial. 1456 Hay I. 168/10; Ib. 278/36.
Gif a clerk deis in bataill, he suld nocht be put in Cristyn beris
1467 Antiq. Aberd. & B. IV. 403.
Nevir to be hard in prufe … na ly in kyrke na Crystyne beris
1531 Bell. Boece II. 123.
The body of the quene … wes inhibit to lie in Cristin beryis
1535 Stewart 38584.
The Scottis in the feild war slane, To Crissin bereis … [he] thame buir

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