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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To yawn; to gape.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intransitive v. To yawn; to gape.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Same as gan.


See yawn. (Wiktionary)



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  • A Chaucerian word! It means "to yawn, gape" (Webster's Rev. Unabr. Dict., from

    June 6, 2008