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First published 1971 (DOST Vol. IV).
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Ne, adv.2 [Cf. No adv.3 (6) and (8), but the vowel is difficult to explain (if not misread by the editors): cf. nae in similar use in mod. north-eastern dial.] Not. (The first two examples seem dubious in any case.) — 1533 Gau 31/9.
The spreit of God giffis this licht in the hart and renwis it inuertlie ane [? = and] ne of the body and the euerlestand liff
1588 Old Dundee I. 287.
The unlaw to be upliftit off the maltmen for their nepaying to the gude order tane anent their contribution
1666 Craven Argyll Diocese 123.
In all o[u]r meetings since episcopall govern is established of laite, and ne in a capacitye of a presbyterye

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