See also: Born, börn, and børn

EnglishEdit

 
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Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English born, boren, borne, iborne, from Old English boren, ġeboren, from Proto-West Germanic *boran, *giboran, from Proto-Germanic *buranaz, past participle of Proto-Germanic *beraną (to bear, carry), equivalent to bear +‎ -en. Cognate with Saterland Frisian gebooren (born), West Frisian berne (born), Dutch geboren (born), German geboren (born), Swedish boren (born).

VerbEdit

born

  1. past participle of bear; given birth to.
    Although not born in the country, she qualifies for nationality through her grandparents.
  2. (obsolete) past participle of bear in other senses.

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AdjectiveEdit

born (not comparable)

  1. Having from birth (or as if from birth) a certain quality or character; innate; inherited.
    • 1701 January (indicated as 1700), [Daniel Defoe], “Part II”, in The True-Born Englishman. A Satyr, [London: s.n.], OCLC 606597370, page 61:
      I'll make it out, deny it he that can, / His Worship is a True-born Engliſhman, / In all the Latitude that Empty Word / By Modern Acceptation's understood.
    • 1942, Storm Jameson, Then we shall hear singing: a fantasy in C major:
      I ought really to have called him my sergeant. He's a born sergeant. That's as much as to say he's a born scoundrel.

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Etymology 2Edit

Dialectal variant of burn.

NounEdit

born (plural borns)

  1. (Tyneside) Alternative spelling of burn (a stream)

ReferencesEdit

  • Frank Graham (1987) The New Geordie Dictionary, →ISBN

VerbEdit

born (third-person singular simple present borns, present participle bornin, simple past and past participle bornt)

  1. (Tyneside) Alternative spelling of burn (with fire etc.)

ReferencesEdit

  • Newcastle 1970s, Scott Dobson and Dick Irwin, [1]

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NounEdit

born f (plural bornen)

  1. (dialectal) Obsolete form of bron.

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born n

  1. indefinite plural of barn