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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).
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Countes(se, n. Also: cowntes(se, counttes, countis. [e.m.E. and ME. countesse, ME. countes, var. of cuntesse Cuntes. Cf. also Countas.] A countess. 1503 Treas. Acc. II. 314.
For xv elne claith of gold to the Countes of Surry of Ingland
1507 Antiq. Aberd. & B. III. 140.
A richt nobil … lady, Elizabeth countis of Erole
That the said Countes sal dwel in … the Mote of Eroll
1516 Fife Sheriff Ct. 49.
The Countis of Rothaes … & Schir Henry Balfour, chapellane, procuratouris for the said Countis
1535 Stewart 47099.
Ane sone scho buir … Quhilk weddit Martha countis of Carrik
1574 Reg. Privy C. II. 331.
Dame Annas Keith, Countesse of Ergyle, appellit frome the sentence … gevin be the Lords of Secreit Counsale
1652 Buccleuch Mun. II. 299.
The said Cowntes
1693 Annandale Corr. 316.
For the … Counttes of Anandeall, att hir logeng

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