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Posted By: MGM·Lion
17-Jan-11 - 09:37 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Ilkey Moor Batat, What does it mean?
Subject: RE: Origins: Ilkey Moor Batat, What does it mean?
According to the Chambers definition, GtD, 'but', with the 'obsolete' label, means 'without' in the simple sense of 'lacking', as well as in the 'but & ben' sense.

This is, in fact, given as the 2nd element in the long definition ~~

but (but) prep except; without (obs)...

~Michael~