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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).
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Lude, Luid, p.t. and p.p. Also: lwd, lwid, (lov'd). [Reduced f. luvid p.t. and p.p. of Luve v.1: cf. Luis, and also Lo n. and Low v.5 Cf. also Lute p.p. Only in verse.] Loved.p.t. (a) a1508 Kennedy Pass. Christ 153.
This fair ȝoung prince … Schew intill ded that he his pepill lude [: blude]
Ib. 287. 1560 Rolland Seven S. 1945.
My best hound … Quhilk I lude best
Ib. 2303.
He lude his lady weill aneuch
Ib. 2275, 3222, 6419, 8445, 10769. 1572 Sat. P. xxxi. 99.
To gar men trow thay lude hir [: ruther, = rudder]
1573 Ib. xli. 111. a1605 Montg. Misc. P. lvi. 8.
All buildings brave bids Drummond nou adeu; Quhais lyf furthsheu he lude them by the laiv
(b) 1567 Sat. P. iv. 15.
Lancit with luif she luid me by all wycht
p.p. (a) a1500 Henr. Robene & M. 15.
Quhat is lufe or to be lude [: rude n., wid n., mude n.]
1535 Stewart 40121. Ib. 12304, 12598, 29877, 51919.
How with his liegis he wes so ill lude [: gude]
1560 Rolland Seven S. 4871.
I had hope thair was na man on life, Was better lude nor I with his awin wife
a 1568 Sempill Sat. P. xlviii. 89.
My claith wald be lwd with grit men of gwd, Gif [etc.]
a1605 Montg. Misc. P. x. 45.(b) a 1568 Sempill Sat. P. xlviii. 21.
The quhyt is gude and richt weill lwid
(c) 1604-31 Craig v. 8.
Liue no more in loue, since thou art not lov'd [: good]
Ib. 22.
Lov'd [: flood]

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