born

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See also: Born, börn, and børn

English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English born, boren (often shortened bore), from Old English boren, past participle of beran (bear, carry, bring forth).

Verb[edit]

born

  1. past participle of bear; given birth to, birthed.
  2. (obsolete) past participle of bear in other senses.
    • (Can we date this quote by Geddes and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      In some monasteries the severity of the clausure is hard to be born.

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Adjective[edit]

born (not comparable)

  1. Having from birth (or as if from birth) a certain quality or character; innate; inherited.
    • 1701 January (indicated as 1700), [Daniel Defoe], The True-Born Englishman. A Satyr, [London: s.n.], OCLC 606597370, part II, page 61:
      I'll make it out, deny it he that can, / His Worship is a True-born Engliſhman, / In all the Latitude that Empty Word / By Modern Acceptation's understood.
    • 1942, Storm Jameson, Then we shall hear singing: a fantasy in C major:
      I ought really to have called him my sergeant. He's a born sergeant. That's as much as to say he's a born scoundrel.

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Etymology 2[edit]

Dialectal variant of burn.

Noun[edit]

born (plural borns)

  1. (Tyneside) Alternative spelling of burn (a stream)

References[edit]

  • The New Geordie Dictionary, Frank Graham, 1987, →ISBN

Verb[edit]

born (third-person singular simple present borns, present participle bornin, simple past and past participle bornt)

  1. (Tyneside) Alternative spelling of burn (with fire etc.)

References[edit]

  • Newcastle 1970s, Scott Dobson and Dick Irwin, [1]

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Dutch[edit]

Noun[edit]

born f (plural bornen)

  1. (dialectal) Obsolete form of bron.

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Noun[edit]

born n

  1. indefinite plural of barn