verb \ˈlān\

Definition of layne


  1. transitive verb
  2. chiefly Scottish :  to hold back, conceal, or disguise (information)

  3. intransitive verb
  4. chiefly Scottish :  to refrain from telling something

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Origin and Etymology of layne

Middle English laynen, from Old Norse leyna to conceal; akin to Old English lȳgnan to deny, Old High German lougnen, Gothic laugujan to deny, Old Norse ljūga to lie, tell a lie — more at lie

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to cast off or become cast off

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