Words and Phrases
maun

“maun”

Meaning:

must

Alternative spelling/meaning:

  • man; mun
  • maunnae = must not
  • maun-dae = necessity

In Literature:

Excerpt from My Auld Candlestick by Thomas Given

But noo times are changed for the poorest of a’,
when gaun tae the toon wonna travel ava’,
tae keep fashion up, though their last pence be taen,
they maun hae a ticket and sail in the train

Excerpt from Thocht Polis by Philip Robinson

Whut ither shape micht their warl be?
It maun be flet, it’s plain tae see


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