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Nevin, -yn(e, v. Also: newine, -yne, nyvin. [North. and north midl. ME. neven(e (Cursor M.), -yn, neiven, neyven, ON. nefna (Da. nævne): cf. Nemmin, Nem and Name. Only in verse, and chiefly in rhyme.] tr. To name, mention, declare. Thu art nocht worthy for to newine The name of the God of hewyne; Leg. S. xxxv. 145.
This Herrod king that I ȝou newine [: sewine]; Ib. xxxvi. 535.
All thar names to nevyn [B. nyvin] … It war prolixt and lang; Howlat 33.
And thar [the birds'] notis anone, gif I richt newyne [B. nevin], War of Mary the myld; Ib. 716.
Schir Bedwar to Schir Bantellas … That baith war nemmyt in neid, nobil to neuin; Gol. & Gaw. 664.
Nor nane of my eldaris that euer I hard nevin; Ib. 1039.
Ib. 506, 823.
Thy name I sall ay nevyne [: ellevyn]; Dunb. lxxxv. 60.
Rememberis thow … On thy promit, quhen of thy greit dangeir I thé deliuerit? — as now is not to neuin [: heuin, steuin]; Doug. Pal. Hon. 1743.
A dedly ȝeir, far wers than I kan nevin, Fell on our membris; Id. Æn. iii. ii. 144.
That evir the son from the far part of hevyn With hys bemys ourschane, or man can nevin; Ib. vii. iv. 60.
Of saulis vnnummerable to nevin; Bann. MS. 30 a/90.
We haif no man the law to nevin Allace our King is nocht of eild; Ib. 93 a/7.

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