Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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LEETERARY, adj. Gen.Sc. form of Eng. literary. See P.L.D. § 45. Hence cognate forms leeteratur, literature, leeterautee, literati, all used by Wilson in Noctes Amb. (1855) I. 24, 58, II. 83, III. 120). Galt has literawty in Last of the Lairds (1826) ii.

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