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EVENOO, adv. Also ev(i)noo; eevnoo, iv noo, iv now (ne.Sc.); ivenoo, eivenoo, ivinoo (Cai.); (e)evanoo; ye'vennow; even now. This moment, in a moment, a moment ago. See also Noo and Eenoo. [iv(ə)′nu Sc., but n.Sc., Fif., Ayr. + ev′nu, Cai. + eiv′(ə)nu:, Abd. + iv(ə)′nu, əiv′nu] Sc. 1824  Scott St Ronan's W. ix.:
Was it indeed yourself whom I saw even now?
Sc. 1824  Blackwood's Mag. (March) 309:
Gae wa, gae wa, ye haverel — what for suld it be splice the mainbrace; — for a wee gliff o' a bit passing squall that wull be ower ye'vennow?
Ayr. 1887  J. Service Dr Duguid 282:
I ken Thoo couldst ca' this toure dyke owre on me evenoo for my sins.
Abd. 1909  R. J. Maclennan Yon Toon 69:
I ken, I ken, but never mind that iv now.
ne.Sc. 1929  J. M. McPherson Primitive Beliefs 99:
I gie ye advisement evenoo — gin ye dinna stop it, ye sall fairly rue it.
Cai. 1930  John o' Groat Jnl. (25 April):
Man, wir no' so ill aff for interestin' things evinoo, if we only mak' a good use o'd.

[Even, adv., + Noo.]

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