Bein

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German bein, from Old High German bein, from Proto-Germanic *bainą. Compare Dutch been, English bone, Danish ben.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Bein n ‎(genitive Beins or Beines, plural Beine, diminutive Beinchen n)

  1. leg of a person, animal, or object; generally including the feet, but sometimes, in a more specific sense, excluding them
  2. (archaic or obsolete) bone

Usage notes[edit]

  • The sense of bone is widely obsolete in standard usage, apart from a limited number of still common compounds, such as Schlüsselbein and Steißbein.

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

External links[edit]

  • Bein in Duden online

German Low German[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • (in other dialects, including Low Prussian) Been

Etymology[edit]

See Been.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /bɛɪ̯n/, /baɪ̯n/

Noun[edit]

Bein ? (plural Beiner)

  1. (in some dialects) leg

Noun[edit]

Bein ? (plural has not been set)

  1. (in some dialects) bone (as material)
  2. (in some dialects) bones; a skeleton or skeletons

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