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First published 1934 (SND Vol. I).
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ARVIE, ARVO, n. = a plant. [′ɑrvi Sh. (Jak.); ′ɑrvo, ′arvo Ork. (Marw.)]Sh. 1908 Jak. (1928):
Arvi. Chickweed (plant), Alsine media, Stellaria media.
Sh.(D) 1922 J. Inkster Mansie's Röd 137:
“Fader bliss me, as aless we get da arvie oot o' da tatties as dey'll niver be ripid in life,” Sibbie said.
Ork. 1929 Marw.:
Arvo. Common chickweed. Stellaria media.

[Norse and Dan. arve, Sw. arv, Faer. arvi, m., O.N. arfi, m., chickweed. Cf. also O.E. earfan, tares.]

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