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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).
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Hainit, Hanit, ppl. a. Also: hained, hayned, hanyt, haned. [f. Hain v.] Enclosed, protected by an enclosure. 14.. Acts I. 323.
At thai enter nocht in ony hanyt place of the woddis with thar bestis
1536 Prot. Bk. J. Cristisone 50.
Ane payr of butlynthis, except corne land and hanyt gyrss
1549 Reg. Cupar A. II. 65.
Providing … that thair gudis and catell … cum nocht within our hanyt woddis
1579 Acts III. 145/2.
Quhateuer persone pullis or cuttis hanyt brwme
1649 Aberd. B. Rec. IV. 96.
Putting out thair horssis and suffering them to … destroy the cornes and hained grass
1670 Melrose Reg. Rec. II. 261.
The hayned broome growing therupon
1687 Reg. Privy C. 3 Ser. XIII. 180.
Three or four hors … that were teddered wpon the hanit grass

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"Hainit ppl. adj.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 29 Jan 2023 <>



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