Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
†WANE, n. Also wain and erron. ¶wene (Slk. 1813 Hogg Queen's Wake 170). A dwelling, a house, a room. An arch. survival in ballad usage, otherwise obs. since 16th c. Deriv. ¶wainless, homeless.
s.Sc. c.1800 Erlinton in
Child Ballads No. 8 A. v.:
In my bower, Willie, there is a wane, An in the wane there is a wake. Sc. 1820 Scots Mag. (May) 423:
A dowie sheen frae his austrous een Gae licht to the dismal wane. Sc. 1825 Fair Annie in
Child Ballads (1956) II. 72:
And if you leave me thus forlorn, A wainless wife I'll be.
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