From Middle English befinden, bifinden, equivalent to be- + find. Cognate with Dutch bevinden (“to find”), German befinden (“to be, be located”), Swedish befinna (“to find, be”).
befind (third-person singular simple present befinds, present participle befinding, simple past and past participle befound)
- (transitive, obsolete) To find; discover.
- (transitive, obsolete) To invent; contrive.
- (passive, obsolete) To be found; be.