YIRN,v.¹ and sb.¹ Sc. Irel. Also written yurn Sc. (JAM.) ［jərm.］ 1.v. To whine, complain; to grumble; also used with at. See Girn. Sc. Nae mair sal Ephraim yirn at Judah, WADDELL Isaiah (1879) xi. 13. Cld. Applied to the whimpering fretfulness of a sickly child (JAM.). Gall. That day they had nathing to whine ’bout or yurn. MACTAGGART Encycl. (1824) 78, ed. 1876. N.I.¹ 2. To distort the face; to make grimaces. Sc. He yirned and struck back when I hit him (G.W.). 3.sb. A complaint; a whine. Sc. O Lord, afore thee is a’ my yirn, WADDELL Ps. xxxviii. 9. e.Sc. The prayer o’ the Pharisee was mair worthy than sic a yirn an’ yelp as yours. SETOUN R. Urquhart (1896) xxvi. YIRN,v.² Sc. To twist; to entwine. He went to wind worsted, but it yirned and hindered him. He threw his line across the stream, but it caught a branch and got yirned (or yirned round it) (G.W.). YIRN,sb.² Sc. An eagle. Gall. MACTAGGART Encycl. (1824). See Erne. YIRN,YIRP, see Earn,v.², Yerp.