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

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First published 1990 (DOST Vol. VII).
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(Rede-nettill,) Reid-nettill, -nettel(l, Read-nettle. [ME reed netel (a 1400), -nettyle, rede netelle, e.m.E. reed nettyll (1530), red nettel, -nettle, OE reád netele.] A variety of the stinging nettle, Nettill n. q.v. for examples.

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