gin1 [with ‘g’ as in English ‘gun’] conjunction if: Ah’ll come gin she will. 17-. etymology: Scots, perhaps a reduced form of gien ‘given’; also collected by EMcC/PS; attested by BS in TDITA, JS and BW
gin2 [with ‘g’ as in English ‘gun’] preposition by, before: But we’ll be back gin Hogmanay. la18-. etymology: Scots; aphetic from again; attested by BS in SS and TDITA
ginn, gin noun a brooch 20. etymology: origin obscure; attested by Perthshire and Argyleshire Tinkler-Gypsies and in Shelta