A Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue (up to 1700)
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Ȝane, Yane, Yin, Ya, num. or indef. art. (Var. of A num., indef. art., Ane num., indef. art., a; one; a single. Also in the later dialects of southern Scotland.) — 1527 Prestwick B. Rec. 52.
Pate Wilsone accusit Riche Browne for the ettin of ȝane pec of ry with his swyne 1577 Hewat A Little Scottish World 84.
[In Monkton, Ayrshire] Heir lys yin vary honrible mon Davit Blair of Adamtoun, spouse to Marget Hamiltoun, quo decesit Sep. 1577 1686 G. Stuart Joco-Ser. Disc. 58.
Ya night I went to bed richt late —absol. 1567 Crim. Trials I i 493.
[They] tuck out the polks with the powder: and everie ane of thame tuck yane upon his back 1686 G. Stuart Joco-Ser. Disc. 18.
The claret-wine sprang out For he flang yane upon my breeks
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