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Central FranconianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • Bään (eastern Moselle Franconian, except Westerwald)
  • Bein (Kölsch; Westerwald)

EtymologyEdit

From Old High German bein.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

Been n (plural Been, diminutive Beenche)

  1. (Ripuarian, western Moselle Franconian) leg
    Et es e Wonder, datt du met dä kurte Been su flögg loofe kanns.
    It’s a wonder that you can run so fast with those short legs.

East Central GermanEdit

NounEdit

Been

  1. (Upper Saxony) This term needs a translation to English. Please help out and add a translation, then remove the text {{rfdef}}.

German Low GermanEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Saxon bēn, from Proto-Germanic *bainą. Cognate with German Bein, English bone. Compare the neuter noun sense "bones, skeleton" to the sense of the Gebein.

PronunciationEdit

  • (in many dialects) IPA(key): /bɛɪ̯n/

NounEdit

Been n (plural Been or Benen or Bener)

  1. (in many dialects, including Low Prussian) leg

NounEdit

Been n

  1. (in some dialects) bone as a material
  2. (in some dialects) an indiscriminate number of bones : a skeleton or skeletons

See alsoEdit


HunsrikEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

Been n (plural Been, diminutive Beenche)

  1. leg

Further readingEdit


LuxembourgishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old High German bein, from Proto-Germanic *bainą.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

Been n (plural Been, diminutive Beenchen or Bengchen)

  1. leg

PlautdietschEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Saxon bēn, from Proto-Germanic *bainą.

NounEdit

Been

  1. leg

Saterland FrisianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Frisian bēn, from Proto-Germanic *bainą. More at bone.

PronunciationEdit

IPA(key): /beːn/

NounEdit

Been n

  1. (anatomy) leg

SynonymsEdit