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NAWN, adj., n. Also nyawn (Ags. 1825 Jam.), and anglicised form nown. Own, belonging to oneself (Ork. 1887 Jam.), one's own. Sc. 1827  Gude Wallace in
Child Ballads No. 157 D. i.:
“I wish we had our king,” quo Gude Wallace, “An ilka true Scotsman had his nawn.”
Abd. 1871  W. Alexander Johnny Gibb xliii.:
The advice o' them that k-no's the contents o' every feedle upo' the estate, ta'en aff wi' 's nown chyne.
Sh. 1960  New Shetlander No. 54. 15:
I med him wi me nown haands.

[From wrong division of mine awn, etc. See Ain, etym. note, and cf Nain. O.Sc. has nan(e), id., a.1400.]

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