Bysen meaning

(US, UK dialectal, Northern England, Scotland) An example; pattern.
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(UK dialectal, Northern England, Scotland) Something monstrous or portentous; a shocking sight; sorry spectacle; disgraceful thing.

A shame and a bysen.

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(UK dialectal, chiefly Scotland) A person presenting a ludicrous or disgusting spectacle.
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(UK dialectal, Northern England, Scotland) Monstrous; shocking; conspicuously bad or disgraceful.
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Origin of bysen

  • From Middle English bysen, partly from Old English bȳsen (“example, pattern, model, similitude, parable, parallel, rule, command, precept”), and partly from Old Norse býsn (“a wonder, a portentous thing”), both from Proto-Germanic *būsniz (“command, precept”), from Proto-Germanic *beudaną (“to ask, beg”), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰewdʰ- (“to be awake, perceive fully”). Cognate with Gothic (busns, “command, order”). See also forbisen, forbise.

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