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First published 1990 (DOST Vol. VII).
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(Rinis,) Rynis, adj. Also: renneis; Ranis(c)h(e. [ME and e.m.E. rynische-, rynis(wyne) (northern, 1375–6), rynnysh (Caxton), reinnishe (1528), renysch (c1490), rennish (Shakesp.), AF reneis (13th c.–), OF rinois (13th c. in Greimas), rynois, rainois (OED), MHG rînisch, med. L. type Rhenensis, f. L. Rhēnus the Rhine. See also Rins adj., Rine attrib.] Rhenish. — 1497 Halyb. 132.
A Rynis guldyn
Ib. 134. 1654 Edinb. Test. LXVIII 11b.
Renneis wyne

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