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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).
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Hete, Heit, v. Also: het, hett-, hiet. P.t. and p.p. het, hett, heat, hate, haitt (hetit). [ME. hete(n, heaten (p.t. hette, het, p.p. het, i-het), OE. hǽtan (p.t. hǽtte).] tr. To heat.(a) a1400 Leg. S. vi. 588.
The kynge … bad … Brynge platis of irne & stele, & in the fyre gert het tham wele
Ib. xxii. 490.
The rostit syd turne vpe & ete, & it at raw is turne & het
1456 Hay II. 124/10.
Ger hete a lynyn clathe
Ib. 140/11.
Thai wynis … hetis better the stomak
1560 Dundee B. Laws. 22.
That na person presum to hiet pick vpon the stairs of the shoar
1597 Misc. Spald. C. I. iii.
The said Katheran … hettand ane kirn of milk, quhilk milknes … wald na wyis yirn
1623 Crim. Trials III. 557.
Causing hir husband heit the coulter of his pleuch
(b, c) c1420 Wynt. iv. 356.
God Phebus quhyle wytht sone hym het
1535 Stewart 12394.
The Albionis than het [? read bet] the fyris bricht
a1568 Bann. MS. 121 b/71.
Syne he het the milk our hett
?1438 Alex. II. 9179.]
[The great ȝarning for to fulfill His avow, hes hetit sa mekill his will
1584 Sat. P. xlv. 750.
In the fyire when ye have heat it [: sett it]
1597 Crim. Trials II. 26.
To gif hir a bath in a pot of wodbind and roset hett togidder
1602 Dundonald Par. Rec. 14.
The said Kaithrein hett ane pan full of watter
1613 Edinb. B. Rec. VI. 105.
That na pik pots be hett within schips
1622 Perth Kirk S. MS. 5 Nov.
That the vne wes haitt without his knawledge
1624 Misc. Abbotsf. C. 137.
Ȝe tuik ane … stane and pat it in the fyre, and hate ane drink of ale with it

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