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- n. one
- n. one in Cumbrian sheep counting rhyme.
Along with ane and yen, a Northumbrian form of one, from the Old English ān. An example is "yan, twee, tree" for "one, two, three". (Wiktionary)
From Celtic numerals, with influence from Old English ān or modern Northern English yan or yen. (Wiktionary)