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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).
Hain, Hane, v. Also: hayne, hen. [e.m.E. hayne (1573), haine, ON. hegna, to protect, defend, Norw. hegna, Sw. hägna, Dan. hegne, to fence, enclose. Still common in Sc. and Eng. dialects.]
1. tr. To fence in, enclose; to protect in this way. 1473 Reg. Cupar A. I. 170.
The sade Alexander sal … hayn our wuddis, and kepe tham to profit Ib. 180.
The brume alane beand sufficiandly hanyt and kepit to the profit of the Abbay 1555 Acts II. 497/1.
The wod of Falkland … to be parkit, hanit, keipit of new for policie thairof 1589 Aberd. B. Rec. II. 64.
[That] the commoun lynx … be hanit and keipit on-eiteng be horss, scheip, or uther bestiall 1595 Ib. 118.
The grass … to be kepit and hanit quhill the saidis conventionis c 1605 Elphinstone Chart. 146.
To the effect it [the forest] may of new be parkeit, hayneid, and plenisched with deire and raes 1695 Misc. Hist. Soc. I. 487.
As for the ash and oak, cut them when needed, and hen the stocks therof by a … dyk
2. To spare, save, refrain from using or spending; to keep back. Also const. with infin. c1500-c1512 Dunb. iii. 386.
Quhen he ane hal ȝear wes hanyt, and him behuffit rage 1560 Rolland Seven S. 8883.
Let ane ȝoung man … Hane not his speich, bot speik furth & spair nocht Ib. 8945.
I haue not hanit to hant … The companie of ȝone fair ladie 1572 Sat. P. xxx. 140.
And ȝe wer in thair hands, thai wald not hane ȝow 1583 Ib. xlv. 390.
In Seytoun he remaned Quhair wyne and aill was nothing hayned 1590 Calderwood V. 83.
Show Mr Patrik my man that I am sorie he has beene so long hained from court 1603 Philotus xxix.
The stuffe [sc. cloth], my hart, ȝe neid not haine
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