A Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue (up to 1700)
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First published 2001 (DOST Vol. X).
Sufferable, Suffrabile, adj. [ME and e.m.E. suffrable (Manning), suffrabil (Rolle), suffreable (Wyclif), sufferable (1493), OF sofrable (1120 in Greimas), suffrable (OED), med. L. sufferabilis, f. as Suffer v.] Bearable, tolerable, endurable. — c1520-c1535 Nisbet Matth. x 15.
It salbe mair suffrabile to the land of men of Sodom and of Gomorre in the day of jugement, than to that ilk citee 1590–1 Reg. Privy C. IV 596.
Sic unressounable priceis … as ar nocht sufferable in ony commounwele 1611 Haddington B. Rec. (Robb) 5 Dec.
George Dick … persisting in his wicketnes, did sundrie vther … actionis, … nawayis sufferable in ane reformit comoun wealth
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