boun

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

boun (comparative more boun, superlative most boun)

  1. (obsolete) Ready, prepared.

Derived terms[edit]

Verb[edit]

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

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

Scots[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

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’