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ancient (corruption of ‘ensign’, which in its early forms was confused with ‘ancyen’, &c., contemporary forms of ‘ancient’)
1. ensign, standard 1H4 IV. ii. 34 “an old faced ”
2. standard-bearer, ensign 1H4 iv. ii. 26, 2H4 II. iv. 73, Oth. I. i. 33, &c.
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