Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
†THANE, adj. Also thain. See also Fain, adj.2
1. Moist, damp, specif. of meal made from oats which have not been properly kiln-dried.
Lnk. 1825 ,
I dinna like thain meal.
2. Of meat: not sufficiently cooked, raw (Sc. 1782 J. Sinclair Ob. Sc. Dial. 109, 1787 J. Elphinston Propriety II. 191, 1808 Jam.).[O.E. þān, moist, Eng. dial. thone, id.]
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