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ANEW, Anyow, Aneuw, adj., used also as n. Enough (= enow, arch. in St.Eng., still used in Sc.). (See also Enew.) For the most part the distinction recognised by Johnson between enough and enow is observed in the Sc. use of aneuch and anew — viz. anew for number (plur.), aneuch for quantity (sing.); but exceptions become more freq. in the later usage. [ə′n(j)u: Sc.; ə′njʌu Bnff. + ə′nju:; ə′nøu: s.Sc. + ə′niu:]

1. adj. Sc. [1827]  Wilson Noctes Amb. (1855) I. 383:
If there's no briggs anew, canna they bigg mair o' them?
Abd. c.1746  W. Forbes Dominie Deposed (1767) 39:
And reasons more I had anew.

2. Uses as n. Bnff. 1931 2 :
The taaties wid dee for size if there wiz only anyow o' them.
Lnk. a.1779  D. Graham Writings (1883) II. 98:
Be they curs'd, or be they bless'd said he, I wish I had anew of them.
s.Sc. 1873  Murray D.S.C.S. 175:
Ye've aneuw o' pootches, yf ye'd aneuwch tui fyll them.

[See Enew.]

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