One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘now I maun stay’variant form of must
- ‘The organiser of the affair insists the show maun go on.’
- ‘I say we maun maintain Mary safely on this throne.’
- ‘I maun congratulate them on their marriage last Friday.’
- ‘Thomas, you maun hold your tongue.’
- ‘The auld boy maun have been dreaming.’
Late 15th century: an alteration of earlier mun.
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