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First published 1951 (DOST Vol. II).
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Enkrely, Encrely, adv. [? f. ON. einkar specially, very. Cf. Inkirly.] Seriously, earnestly, particularly. 1375 Barb. i. 92.
Haid ȝe wmbethocht ȝow enkrely Quhat perell to ȝow mycht apper
Ib. 425; etc.
The king then wrethyt him encrely
a1400 Leg. S. iii. 678.
I has luffit thé lange enkrely
Ib. xxvii. 1107.
Thane come to thaim gret company Of deuot men, that encrely Requiryt thaim [etc.]
c1400 Troy-bk. ii. 2044.
Peleus … wald cume out … To the se-syd and encrely Behald, gif he Pirrus mycht se

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