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[neyn] /neɪn/
pronoun, adverb, adjective, Scot.
none1 . Unabridged
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  • I gaed in ae day whan I wasna weel; an' she jist ministert to me, as nane ever did but yersel', mem.

    Robert Falconer George MacDonald
  • Gie a bairn his will, and a whelp its fill, and nane o' them will e'er do weel.

    The Proverbs of Scotland Alexander Hislop
  • I never kent 'im nor nane o' his fowk, but I had heard aboot them, an' I saw 'at it would be the son frae London.

    A Window in Thrums J. M. Barrie
  • Ye ride sae near the rump, ye'll let nane loup on ahint you.

    The Proverbs of Scotland Alexander Hislop
  • You and your household will hae to keep your e'en weel open, or there will be a wedding to which nane o' us will get an invite.

    The Bow of Orange Ribbon Amelia E. Barr
  • She winna skear ta walrus,” whispered Andrew, “for there are nane.

    Steve Young George Manville Fenn
  • nane shall steer Perch when He's afloat but t' auld commodore.

  • I wad greit whiles, 'cause ither laddies had a father an' I had nane.

    Robert Falconer George MacDonald
  • But all the answer she got from the offended Jamie was a bitter rejoinder, "Weel, then, neist time they sall get nane ava!"

  • Then they sent me on a lang errand away to Ellon; and when I got back there was nane there.

British Dictionary definitions for nane


a Scot word for none1
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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