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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
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  • "Ye sall—this vera nicht, gien ye like," rejoined the soutar.

    Salted With Fire George MacDonald
  • gien I ca'd ye a cooard, it was 'at ye behaved sae ill to Phemy.'

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

    Heather and Snow George MacDonald
  • The laddie needs twa mithers, and the Merciful has gien him the twa!

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

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

    Heather and Snow George MacDonald
  • Naebody sees him but me, but I see him gien me the look he promised.

    A Window in Thrums

    J. M. Barrie
  • Seems to me that the bonnie flowers hae been gien us for a gude example.

    Hunter's Marjory Margaret Bruce Clarke
  • 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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