Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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ΒΆWEEN, v.2 Appar. to weep, wail. Sc. 1776 Lord Ingram and Chiel Wyet in Child Ballads No. 66 C. xxi.:
When he came in unto the ha, Lady Maisdry she did ween.

[Poss. a nonce alteration metri causa for weep. Formally, Du. weenen, to weep, is possible but unparalleled.]

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