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From Middle English barn, bern, from Old English (Anglian dialect) bearn ‎(child, son, descendant, offspring, issue, progeny) and Old Norse barn ‎(child), both from Proto-Germanic *barną ‎(child), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰer- ‎(to bear, bring forth). Cognate with West Frisian bern ‎(child), North Frisian baern, born ‎(child), Middle High German barn ‎(child, son, daughter), Swedish, barn ‎(child), Norwegian barn ‎(child), Icelandic barn ‎(child), Albanian barrë ‎(pregnancy, child). See also barn.

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NounEdit

bairn ‎(plural bairns)

  1. (Scotland, and parts of Northern England) A child or baby.

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NounEdit

bairn ‎(plural bairns)

  1. child

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bairn ‎(third-person singular present bairns, present participle bairnin, past bairnt, past participle bairnt)

  1. to make pregnant
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