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[gee] /gi/
verb (used with or without object), gied, gied or gien
[geen] /gin/ (Show IPA),
gieing. Chiefly Scot.
give. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • "It will be an unreasonable request I winna grant to ane wha has gien me my ain price," replied the farmer.

  • gien he be in yon hole, Kirsty, I'll gang back and intil't my lee lane.

    Heather and Snow George MacDonald
  • Whan I see a man that but minds me o' Him, my hert rises wi' a loup, as gien it wad 'maist lea' my body ahint it.

    Salted With Fire George MacDonald
  • Eh, gien they wad but stick i' my shune, and gang wi' them whan I pu' them aff!

    Heather and Snow George MacDonald
  • Fifty miles to the eastward of gien was the town of Auxerre.

    Joan of Arc Lucy Foster Madison
  • gien I ca'd ye a cooard, it was 'at ye behaved sae ill to Phemy.'

    Heather and Snow George MacDonald
  • She hasna the brains noo, gien ever she bed them, to guide hersel.

    Heather and Snow George MacDonald
  • gien it hadna been for you, I wud have been deid: I was waur nor deid a'ready!

    Heather and Snow George MacDonald
  • gien a man has licht, he has nane the less that there's twa or three o' them thegither present.

    Salted With Fire George MacDonald
  • The bald-heid's leadin' them a', I tellt ye he'd—— Na, he's gien up!

British Dictionary definitions for gien


a Scot word for give
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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