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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).
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Ha, v. [e.m.E. and ME. ha (a 1300), reduced form of Have v. Cf. Hae v. (See also Hea.)] To have. — c 1550 Balcarres P. 314.
For I had levar tyn all the los that I ha for ony man suld tholl deid for my cas
1560 Rolland Seven S. 506.
Bot ane ȝoung child … ȝe ha [: ma]
1573 Sat. P. xl. 47.
Sum vther saifgaird surely we mon ha [: sa]
(a1570-86 Dunb.) Maitl. F. l. 88.
‘Now ha I quyt thé’, quod Mahoun
a1598 Fergusson Prov. (1706) 284.
Self do, self ha

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