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A Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue (up to 1700)

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First published 1971 (DOST Vol. IV).
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Nat, adv. [ME. (Chaucer) and e.m.E., reduced var. of ME. naȝt, naght (= Naucht adv.).] Not. — 1456 Hay I. 23/18.
And becaus he was nat sufficiand to governe the office
a1500 Lanc. 1829.
Ne rak he nat bot frely iffith ay
1540 Lynd. Sat. 558 (B) (see Mannat phr.). 1513 Doug. i. Prol. 64 (Ruddim.).
I knaw nat [v.rr. not] quhat deulie I thé clepe sall
Ib. viii. 57.

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