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First published 1951 (DOST Vol. II).
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Father sister, n. Also: fathyre systyre. Var. of Fader sister. — 1563 Rec. Earld. Orkney i 13.
The … dewiding of thayre fathyre-systyre lands
1597 Skene Verb. S. s.v. Eneya.
The father sister (Matertera, hoc est Amita) and her bairnes suld succeede
c1650 Spalding II. 296.
Ye hard befoir … how the Lord Gordoun rode to Lessmoir to viseit his father-sister

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