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Innumerabil(l, a. Also: -abyll, -able, innumirabyll, inumerable, innewmerable. [ME. (1340) and e.m.E. innumerable, L. innumerābilis. Cf. Innowmerabill and Innomerable.] Innumerable, uncountable, numberless, countless. Freq. following the noun. Also absol. 1501 Doug. Pal. Hon. i. 471.
Ane multitude … innumerabill
Id. Æn. xiii. vi. 221.
Innumerabill … scheip
1533 Gau 4/11.
Siclik thai dremit … innumerabil pouers and vertus
a1538 Abell Chron. fol. 112.
Inumerable pepill deit
1528 Lynd. Dreme 590.
Thir … myrthis … , Be arithmatik thay ar innumirabyll
Ib. 1533.
Men, wemen, beistis innumerabill
c1552 Id. Mon. 885.
Innumerabill with him thare fell
1572 Bann. Trans. 425.
With innewmerable sic lyke sentences
a1578 Pitsc. I. 56/21.
Innumerabill slaughteris war maid …
1591-2 Rob Stene 4.
With stanis and perle innvmerable
1596 Dalr. I. 190/8.
The benefites innumerable … quhilkes … he had receuit

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