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First published 1951 (DOST Vol. II).
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Evinsang, Ewinsang, n. Also: evyn-, ewynsang, ewinsong, hevinsang. [Northern ME. evensang (midl. and s. evensong), OE. ǽfensang.] The service or time of evensong.(a) 14.. Acts I. 335/2.
The takyn of salmond is diffendit fra the Setterday efter evinsang quhill the Mononday at the sun rysing
1447 Cart. S. Giles 78.
I oblis me … at I salbe with surplice … on festiale dais at matyns, hee mes and euyn sang
c1450-2 Howlat 187.
Heronnis … Ay sorowfull and sad at evinsang & houris
1491 Cart. S. Nich. Aberd. 255.
Fra the beginning tile the endinge of houris, messis, matyngis and evinsange
1518 Edinb. B. Rec. I. 177.
At thai … thole na maner beggares to cum within the said kirk nother at maytenis, hie mes, or evin sang
c1552 Lynd. Mon. 617.
Rycht so childreyng and ladyis … Prayis in Latyne, … Mumland thair matynis, euinsang & thare houris
1556 Edinb. B. Rec. II. 260.
That all merchandis [etc.] … send thair seruandis with torcheis to the convoying of the prouest … fra the evinsang to his awne lugeing
(b) a1400 Leg. S. xxxvi. 1167.
Of sancte Iohnn the ewine, In tyme of ewinsang
1524 Holyrood Chart. 258.
We will the said Maister Hary Henrysoun to be … with ws … at the mes and ewin sang
1544 Reg. Soltre iii.
We … oblicis ws … to keip daylye matenis, he-mes, and ewinsang
a1578 Pitsc. I. 217/23.
The king beand in the Chapell Royal and heirand the mese and ewin song
(c) 1524 Stirling B. Rec. I. 19.
Ladymes, hiemes, hevinsang and mathingis
attrib. 1375 Barb. xvii. 450.
Quhen that evynsang [E. ewynsang] tym ves neir
1456 Hay II. 60/14.
Quhen … otheris began at the evynsang tyme and wroucht … to the nycht

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