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First published 1971 (DOST Vol. IV).
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Na, adv.4 [Suffixed form of No adv.3, ? with change ofvowel owing to the absence of stress. Cf. Ne adv.3] Not. — (c 1580) Alex. ii. 2149.
That he sall na chaip this maner [etc.]
1588 Maxwall in Paisley Mag. (1828) 382.
I waid remove sir, ȝit I canna
1599 Rollock Wks. I. 433.
But luik that the sweitnes of it blunt na sa thy taist that [etc.]
1618 Kirkcudbr. B. Rec. II. 225.
To make the vell cleine and muckna

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