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

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First published 2001 (DOST Vol. X).

Supportabill, -able, adj. [e.m.E. supportable (a1577), MF supportable (1420 in Larousse), both = bearable, tolerable; Support v. 1.] Helpful, of assistance (to a person or in something). — 1533 Bell. Livy I 49/15.
The favoure of goddis apperit to thame sa supportabill and helplie in all thare besines
1533 Bell. Livy II 69/19 (B).
Thai mycht skarslie (howbeit all the goddis had bene supportable [A. supportatioun] to thame [L. ope deorum]) haue resistit al thir dammagis
1531 Bell. Boece II 97.
The prayer of this haly man wes richt supportable to King Aidane

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