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Lofing, vbl. n. Also: -inge, -ynge, -eng, loffyng(e, loifing; and Lowfyng. [sc. var. of Loving.] Praise; honour, glory.(a) a1400 Leg. S. xxxvi. 26.
Dauid Kynge, Ȝarnande til eke Godis lofing Four & twenty prestis made
Ib. 643.
& the lofing of his getteris In-to fyfe thing wele aperis
Ib. 4, 174, 474. Ib. xl. 699.
& bad [hym] ryse in hy & lofing til his Savor ȝeld
c1420 Wynt. v. 4924 (C).
a1500 Bernardus 209.
For oftersys reprwfe … folowis mare sodanly Than doys loffyng or comendacione
1596 Dalr. II. 343/19.
He did the legacie … with sik lofeng and comment, that al meruelit of his ingine
(b) 1513 Doug. i. Prol. 447 (Sm.).
1596 Dalr. I. 96/23.

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