Last modified on 6 June 2014, at 18:42
See also: bàin, Bain, and bain-

EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English bain, bayne, bayn, beyn (direct, prompt), from Old Norse beinn (straight, right, favourable, advantageous, convenient, friendly, fair, keen), from Proto-Germanic *bainaz (straight), from Proto-Indo-European *bhei- (to hit, beat). Cognate with Scots bein, bien (in good condition, pleasant, well-to-do, cosy, well-stocked, pleasant, keen), Icelandic beinn (straight, direct, hospitable), Norwegian bein (straight, direct, easy to deal with). See also bein.

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AdjectiveEdit

bain (comparative more bain, superlative most bain)

  1. (Now chiefly dialectal) Ready; willing.
  2. (Now chiefly dialectal) Direct; near; short; gain.
    That is the bainest way.
  3. (Now chiefly dialectal) Limber; pliant; flexible.

AdverbEdit

bain (comparative more bain, superlative most bain)

  1. (Now chiefly dialectal) Readily; willingly.
  2. (Now chiefly dialectal) Nearby; at hand.

Etymology 2Edit

From Middle English bayne, baine, from Old French bain (bath), from Latin balneum (bath, bath-house).

Alternative formsEdit

  • bane (obsolete)
  • bayne (15th-17th centuries)

NounEdit

bain (plural bains)

  1. (obsolete) A bath.
    • 1485, Sir Thomas Malory, Le Morte Darthur, Book VIII:
      So uppon a day the quene and La Beale Isode made a bayne for Sir Tramtryste, and whan he was in his bayne, the quene and Isode, hir doughter, romed up and downe in the chambir the whyles Governayle and Hebes attendede uppon Sir Tramtryste.

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin balneum.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

bain m (plural bains)

  1. bath

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IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From a conflation of Old Irish benaid (beat, strike) and boingid (break, cut).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [bˠanʲ], [bˠɪnʲ]

VerbEdit

bain (present analytic baineann, future analytic bainfidh, verbal noun baint, past participle bainte)

  1. to extract
  2. to cut (hay, turf, flowers, etc.), to mow

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MutationEdit

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
bain bhain mbain
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

RomanschEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Latin bene.

AdverbEdit

bain

  1. (Rumantsch Grischun, Puter, Vallader) well
  2. (Rumantsch Grischun, Puter, Vallader) beautifully
  3. (Rumantsch Grischun, Puter, Vallader) yes (used to disagree with a negative statement)
Alternative formsEdit
  • (Sursilvan) bein
  • (Sutsilvan, Surmiran) bagn
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

bain m (plural bains)

  1. (Puter, Vallader) farm
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