The name of several small places in Northern Norway. Those I know of are the following:

Moan (?), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Moaned (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Moaning.] [AS. mnan to moan, also, to mean; but in the latter sense perh. a different word. Cf. Mean to intend.]

1.

To make a low prolonged sound of grief or pain, whether articulate or not; to groan softly and continuously.

Unpitied and unheard, where misery moans. Thomson.

Let there bechance him pitiful mischances, To make him moan. Shak.

2.

To emit a sound like moan; -- said of things inanimate; as, the wind moans.

 

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Moan, v. t.

1.

To bewail audibly; to lament.

Ye floods, ye woods, ye echoes, moan My dear Columbo, dead and gone. Prior.

2.

To afflict; to distress.

[Obs.]

Which infinitely moans me. Beau. & Fl.

 

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Moan, n. [OE. mone. See Moan, v. i.]

1.

A low prolonged sound, articulate or not, indicative of pain or of grief; a low groan.

Sullen moans, hollow groans. Pope.

2.

A low mournful or murmuring sound; -- of things.

Rippling waters made a pleasant moan. Byron.

 

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