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Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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First published 1971 (SND Vol. VIII).

SAKTA, adv. Also sagta (Jak.). Gently, softly, in commands for quietness or caution (Sh. 1866 Edm. Gl., 1908 Jak. (1928), 1914 Angus Gl.).

[Norw. sagta, sagte, id.]

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