Been

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Central Franconian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • Bään (eastern Moselle Franconian, except Westerwald)
  • Bein (Kölsch; Westerwald)

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German bein.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Been n ‎(plural Been, diminutive Beenche)

  1. (Ripuarian, western Moselle Franconian) leg
    Et es e Wonder, datt du met dä kurte Been su flögg loofe kanns.
    It’s a wonder that you can run so fast with those short legs.

German Low German[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Saxon bēn, from Proto-Germanic *bainą. Cognate with German Bein, English bone. Compare the neuter noun sense "bones, skeleton" to the sense of the Gebein.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (in many dialects) IPA(key): /bɛɪ̯n/

Noun[edit]

Been n (plural Been or Benen or Bener)

  1. (in many dialects, including Low Prussian) leg

Noun[edit]

Been n

  1. (in some dialects) bone as a material
  2. (in some dialects) an indiscriminate number of bones : a skeleton or skeletons

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Luxembourgish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German bein, from Proto-Germanic *bainą.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Been n ‎(plural Been)

  1. leg

Plautdietsch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Saxon bēn, from Proto-Germanic *bainą.

Noun[edit]

Been

  1. leg

Saterland Frisian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Frisian bēn, from Proto-Germanic *bainą. More at bone.

Noun[edit]

Been n

  1. (anatomy) leg

Synonyms[edit]