See also: Boun

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English boun, from Old Norse búinn, past participle of búa (to prepare).

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

boun (comparative more boun, superlative most boun)

  1. (obsolete) Ready, prepared.
    • c. 1375, John Barbour, The Brus; or, The metrical history of Robert I, King of Scots.
      To this thai all assentyt ar, And bad thair men all mak thaim yar For to be boune, agayne that day, On the best wiss that cuir thai may.

VerbEdit

boun (third-person singular simple present bouns, present participle bouning, simple past and past participle bouned)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) To make or get ready; prepare.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Sir Walter Scott to this entry?)

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • boun at OneLook Dictionary Search
  • boun in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911.

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ScotsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse búinn, past participle of búa (prepare).

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

boun (comparative mair boun, superlative maist boun)

  1. ready, prepared
    Therefore ever thou mak thee boun / To obey, and thank thy God of all. — Robert Henryson, ‘The Abbey Walk’