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First published 1951 (DOST Vol. II).
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Daystern(e, n. Also day starn. [Northern ME. daysterne, daistern (c 1300).] The morning star. — c1500-c1512 Dunb. lxxxv. 27.
Haile, day sterne orientale
a1508 Kennedy Pass. Christ 1146.
I am the first daystern
1513 Doug. i. Prol. 62.
Thow art Vesper and the day stern at morow
Ib. ii. xii. 77.
The day starn, Lucifer the brycht

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