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See also: bàin, Bain, and bain-

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EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

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).

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NounEdit

bain (plural bains)

  1. (obsolete) A bath.
    • 1485, Sir Thomas Malory, chapter xj, in Le Morte Darthur, book VIII:
      THus was sir Tramtryst longe there wel cherysshed / with the kynge and the quene / [] / So vpon a daye / the quene and la beale Isoud made a bayne for syre Tramtryst / And whan he was in his bayne / the quene and Isoud her doughter romed vp & doune in the chamber / and there whyles Gouernail and Heles attendyd vpon Tramtryst

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BavarianEdit

NounEdit

bain ?

  1. (Sappada, Sauris, Timau) wine

ReferencesEdit

  • Umberto Patuzzi, ed., (2013) Ünsarne Börtar, Luserna: Comitato unitario delle linguistiche storiche germaniche in Italia / Einheitskomitee der historischen deutschen Sprachinseln in Italien.

CimbrianEdit

NounEdit

bain m

  1. (Thirteen Communities) wine

ReferencesEdit

  • Umberto Patuzzi, ed., (2013) Ünsarne Börtar, Luserna: Comitato unitario delle linguistiche storiche germaniche in Italia / Einheitskomitee der historischen deutschen Sprachinseln in Italien

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French, from Vulgar Latin *baneum (bath), from Latin balneum or balineum, from Ancient Greek βαλανεῖον (balaneîon). Doublet of bagne.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /bɛ̃/
  • (file)

NounEdit

bain m (plural bains)

  1. bath

Derived termsEdit

Related termsEdit

Further readingEdit


IlocanoEdit

NounEdit

bain

  1. shame

IrishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

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) (transitive, intransitive)

  1. extract from bed in ground, dig out; dig up (potatoes, etc.); mine (coal, etc.)
  2. separate from root, stem, etc.; reap, pick; cut (hay, turf, flowers, etc.), mow
  3. release from socket; open
  4. release from source; shed
  5. release sound; strike
  6. agitate
  7. release from hold; lift
  8. win
  9. become due

InflectionEdit

Derived termsEdit

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.

Further readingEdit

  • "bain" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • benaid” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
  • boingid” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
  • Entries containing “bain” in English-Irish Dictionary, An Gúm, 1959, by Tomás de Bhaldraithe.
  • Entries containing “bain” in New English-Irish Dictionary by Foras na Gaeilge.

Limos KalingaEdit

NounEdit

bain

  1. shame

AdjectiveEdit

bain

  1. bashful; shy

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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WestrobothnianEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈbeɪ̯ːn/, /ˈbeɪ̯ːɳ/, /ˈbeːɳ/, /ˈbe̞ɪ̯ːɳ/, /ˈbäɪ̯ːɳ/, /ˈbɑːɳ/, /ˈbäɪ̯ːn/
    Rhymes: -éɪ̯ːn

NounEdit

bain n

  1. a leg
    hava ilt i bęiɳęn, i bęiɳåm
    to have a pain in the leg, in the legs
  2. a bone

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