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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).
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Louf, Lowff, varr. of Lof(e v. (to praise). — c1420 Ratis R. 489.
The fyrst [virtue] … is traist … In God, … To louf and lufe and dout, al thre
1533 Gau 68/4.
Thay quhilk ar slane sal … vaik wp and lowff God

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