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See also: bein, be-in, and bein'

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GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German bein, from Old High German bein, from Proto-Germanic *bainą. Compare Dutch been, English bone, Danish ben.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /baɪ̯n/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -aɪ̯n

NounEdit

Bein n (genitive Beins or Beines, plural Beine, diminutive Beinchen n)

  1. leg of a person, animal, or object; generally including the feet, but sometimes, in a more specific sense, excluding them
  2. (archaic) bone

Usage notesEdit

  • The sense of bone is widely obsolete in standard usage, apart from a limited number of still common compounds, such as Schlüsselbein and Steißbein.

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit

(leg):

(bone):

Further readingEdit

  • Bein in Duden online

German Low GermanEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • (in other dialects, including Low Prussian) Been

EtymologyEdit

See Been.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /bɛɪ̯n/, /baɪ̯n/

NounEdit

Bein ? (plural Beiner)

  1. (in some dialects) leg

NounEdit

Bein ? (plural has not been set)

  1. (in some dialects) bone (as material)
  2. (in some dialects) bones; a skeleton or skeletons

See alsoEdit