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First published 1934 (SND Vol. I).

AGGISOM, adj. (See quot.) (Only Sh.)Sh. 1908 Jak. (1928):
Agisom, frightful; fear-inspiring.
Sh. 1914 Angus Gl.:
Aggisom, having a threatening appearance.

[O.N. agasamr, restless, turbulent; Jak. says it may also have meant fear-inspiring (O.N. agi, fear, fright); cf. Norw. agesam, Sw. dial. agasam, fear-inspiring, and see Awsome.]

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