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First published 1951 (DOST Vol. II).
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Epistole, -oll, -ule, n. [ME. epistole (15th c.), OF. epistole, L. epistola.] = Epistill. a1400 Leg. S. x. 529.
Quhy Paulis epistulis ar Maste oysyt in the kirk ay-quhare
Ib. xxxi. 95.
Syndry epistolis of Sancte Paule
1456 Hay I. 292/34.
And this approvis the pape Guilasius, in his epistole that he send to the Emperour Anastasius
1491 Cart. S. Nich. Aberd. 256.
Ane choristar … that can singe … epistoll, ewangilis and messis
c1515 Asl. MS. I. 327/2.
The tother [order] … Ihesus groundit apon the apostolis epistolis
1562-3 Winȝet II. 75/25.
Thair wes red thair lykeways sum epistolis … of Sanct Fœlix the martyr
1622-6 Bisset II. 353/24.
Albeit sindrie uthir authouris writtis of the certantie and autenticnes of the saidis epistollis

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