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Hagmané, Hagmonay, n. [Obscurely related to OF. aguillanneuf, haguimenlo, etc., mod. Norman dial. hoguinané. See also Hog-ma-nay.] Hogmanay, the New-Year's Eve gift; the word shouted in soliciting this. — 1604 Elgin Rec. II. 119.
[January 3rd], William Pattoun delatit to haue been singand hagmonayis on Satirday
1692 Presb. Eloq. (ed. 2) 82.
It is ordinary among some plebeians in the South of Scotland to go about from door to door upon New-years Eve, crying Hagmane

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