maun

[mahn, mawn]
Also man.

Origin of maun

1325–75; Middle English (north and Scots) man < Old Norse man, earlier mun must, shall, will
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Historical Examples of maun

  • 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


British Dictionary definitions for maun

maun

man mun (mʌn)

verb
  1. a dialect word for must 1

Word Origin for maun

C14: from Old Norse man must, will
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