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Ȝane, Yane, Yin, Ya, num. or indef. art. (Var. of A num., indef. art., Ane num., indef. art., a; one; a single. Also in the later dialects of southern Scotland.) 1527 Prestwick B. Rec. 52.
Pate Wilsone accusit Riche Browne for the ettin of ȝane pec of ry with his swyne
1577 Hewat A Little Scottish World 84.
[In Monkton, Ayrshire] Heir lys yin vary honrible mon Davit Blair of Adamtoun, spouse to Marget Hamiltoun, quo decesit Sep. 1577
1686 G. Stuart Joco-Ser. Disc. 58.
Ya night I went to bed richt late
absol. 1567 Crim. Trials I i 493.
[They] tuck out the polks with the powder: and everie ane of thame tuck yane upon his back
1686 G. Stuart Joco-Ser. Disc. 18.
The claret-wine sprang out For he flang yane upon my breeks

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