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First published 1986 (DOST Vol. VI).
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(Quethe,) Queith, Quheith, n. Also: (queinth). [ME quethe (Gaw. & Gr. Kn.) sound, cry, f. the verb: see Quething-word.] In Douglas: Sawle-queith, a speech or address in honour of the soul of a dead person. — 1513 Doug. v ii 102.
Quharfor Ene begouth agane renew Hys faderys hie sawle queith [L. Hoc magis inceptos genitori instaurat honores; Ruthv. quheith; 1553 queinth]

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