Bein Definition

adjective

(Now chiefly dialectal) Wealthy; well-to-do.

A bein farmer.
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(Now chiefly dialectal) Well provided; comfortable; cosy.

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adverb

(Now chiefly dialectal) Comfortably.

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verb

(Scotland) To render or make comfortable; dry.

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(nonstandard) Present participle of be.

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Origin of Bein

  • From Middle English been, beene, bene (“gracious, generous, pleasant”), of unknown origin. Perhaps 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 bain.

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  • Contraction of the present participle of be.

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