mayn

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Middle English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Inherited from Old English mæġen; from Proto-Germanic *maginą; compare Proto-Germanic *maganą (Middle English mowen)

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mayn (plural maines)

  1. Strongness or physical capability.
  2. Governmental influence and legitimacy; political capability.
  3. Military ability; power in combat or war.
  4. Mental capability; mindpower or willpower.
  5. Effectiveness, power, usefulness, or suitability.
  6. Divine or magical potency or effect.
  7. (rare) Pressure; physical leverage.
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Adjective[edit]

mayn

  1. Extraordinarily large; gigantic or humongous.
  2. (rare) Effective, strong, mighty.
  3. (rare) Strange or uncommon; exceptional.
  4. (rare) Main; primary, important.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Old English manu.

Noun[edit]

mayn

  1. Alternative form of mane