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maun

[mahn, mawn] /mɑn, mɔn/
auxiliary verb, Scot.
1.
must1 .
Also, man.
Origin of maun
1325-1375
1325-75; Middle English (north and Scots) man < Old Norse man, earlier mun must, shall, will
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  • To Him we maun flee the moment oor eyes are opent to what we've been aboot!

    Salted With Fire George MacDonald
  • Eh, but they maun be sair hungert afore they tak til the vera dirt!

    Salted With Fire George MacDonald
  • Ony ither body, be she as guid as she may, maun be but a makshift!

    Salted With Fire George MacDonald
  • But it maun be true, for that maun hae been what the angels cam cryin upo' me for.

    Heather and Snow George MacDonald
  • And the queston's no whar's the man I micht help, but whaur's the man I maun help.

    Heather and Snow George MacDonald
  • Na, na; I maun see you safely bestowed first before I meet with ony other.

    Two Penniless Princesses Charlotte M. Yonge
  • An' they maun say somethin' to please the fellows that keep them in siller.

    Ireland as It Is Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
  • A man may woo where he will, but maun wed where his weird is.

    The Proverbs of Scotland Alexander Hislop
  • Every wight has his weird, and we maun a' dee when our day comes.

    The Proverbs of Scotland Alexander Hislop
  • It may be true what some men say; it maun be true what a' men say.

    The Proverbs of Scotland Alexander Hislop
British Dictionary definitions for maun

maun

/mɑːn; mɔːn/
verb
1.
a dialect word for must1
Word Origin
C14: from Old Norse man must, will
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