bearn

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See also: Bearn, beàrn, Béarn, and Bèarn

Middle English[edit]

Noun[edit]

bearn

  1. Alternative form of barn (child)

Old English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *barną (child). Cognate with Old Saxon barn, Old High German barn, Old Norse barn, Gothic 𐌱𐌰𐍂𐌽 (barn). Related to beran.

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /bæ͜ɑrn/, [bæ͜ɑrˠn]

Noun[edit]

bearn n (nominative plural bearn)

  1. a child, especially a son
    Bearn GodesSon of God. (Codex Vercellensis)
Declension[edit]
Descendants[edit]
  • Middle English: barn, bern, bearn, bærn, barne, berne, baren
    • Scots: bairn
      • English: bairn
    • English: barn (obsolete, dialectal)

Etymology 2[edit]

Inflections.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /bæ͜ɑrn/, [bæ͜ɑrˠn]

Verb[edit]

bearn

  1. first/third-person singular preterite of beirnan

Etymology 3[edit]

Contraction of bereern, bereærn (literally barley-place), equivalent to bere +‎ ærn.

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

bearn n

  1. a place to store barley
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