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First published 1983 (DOST Vol. V).
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Paganisme, Pagnisme, n. [e.m.E. and ME. paganysme (Lydgate), -isme (1561), eccles. L. paganismus f. pāgānus Pagan(e) n.] Heathenism. — 1596 Dalr. I. 249/20.
Mony he conuerted frome the darknes of paganisme vnto the lychtnes of Christe Jesus
a1605 Montg. Misc. P. lvii. 2.
Quhilk poyson ȝit of paganisme appeirs
Ib. 4.

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