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

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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).
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(Breke-,) Breik-brother, n. [Cf. Brigseister.] A rival (in love). — 1595 Duncan Appendix.
Rivalis, a breik-brother
1579, 1617 Despaut. Gram. (1708) 34 (J).
Rivalis, qui cum alio eandem amat, a breek brother

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