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A Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue (up to 1700)

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First published 1971 (DOST Vol. IV).
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Nain, a. (The later dial. form ain own (see note to Awin a.) with prefixed n as in Nan(e a.2, used after the possess. pron. her (see Hir pron. id) as a supposed feature of a Gaelic speaker's Scots: see also Nain-sel(l b.) Her nain, = ‘My own’. — c 1700 Fugitive Poetry II. xli. i; 19.
Teir cowns … Tey pe sa pra an syd Not like her nain cootwife's at hame, Tat scarce her pottocks hide

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"Nain adj.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 20 May 2024 <>



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