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bein

See also: Bein

EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English been, beene, bene (gracious, generous, pleasant), of unknown origin. Perhaps 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 bain.

AdjectiveEdit

bein (comparative more bein, superlative most bein)

  1. (Now chiefly dialectal) Wealthy; well-to-do.
    a bein farmer
  2. (Now chiefly dialectal) Well provided; comfortable; cosy.

Derived termsEdit

AdverbEdit

bein (comparative more bein, superlative most bein)

  1. (Now chiefly dialectal) Comfortably.

VerbEdit

bein (third-person singular simple present beins, present participle beining, simple past and past participle beined)

  1. (transitive, Scotland) To render or make comfortable; dry.

FaroeseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse bein, from Proto-Germanic *bainą.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

bein n (genitive singular beins, plural bein)

  1. leg
  2. bone

DeclensionEdit

n3 Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative bein beinið bein beinini
Accusative bein beinið bein beinini
Dative beini beininum beinum beinunum
Genitive beins beinsins beina beinanna

IcelandicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse bein, from Proto-Germanic *bainą.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

bein n (genitive singular beins, nominative plural bein)

  1. a bone
    Hundurinn borðaði bein.
    The dog ate a bone.

DeclensionEdit

See alsoEdit

SynonymsEdit


NorwegianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse bein, from Proto-Germanic *bainą.

Alternative formsEdit

  • ben (Bokmål)

NounEdit

bein n

  1. leg, bone

InflectionEdit


Old NorseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *bainą. Compare Old English bān, Old Saxon and Old Frisian bēn, Old High German bein.

NounEdit

bein n (genitive beins, plural bein)

  1. leg
  2. bone

DeclensionEdit

DescendantsEdit


RomanschEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Latin bene.

AdverbEdit

bein

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

Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

bein m (plural beins)

  1. (Sursilvan) farm
Alternative formsEdit
  • (Puter, Vallader) bain
SynonymsEdit

ScotsEdit

VerbEdit

bein

  1. Present participle of be.