boun

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Inherited from Middle English boun, from Old Norse búinn, past participle of búa (to prepare).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /baʊn/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -aʊn

Adjective[edit]

boun (comparative more boun, superlative most boun)

  1. (obsolete) Ready, prepared.

Verb[edit]

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

  1. (transitive, intransitive) To make or get ready; prepare.

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • boun at OneLook Dictionary Search
  • boun in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911

Anagrams[edit]


Middle English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from Old Norse búinn, past participle of búa (to prepare). Forms with /oː/ are from Old East Norse *bóinn.

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

boun

  1. Ready, prepared, organised:
    • c. 1375, “Book XI”, in Iohne Barbour, De geſtis bellis et uirtutibus domini Roberti de Brwyß [] (The Brus, Advocates MS. 19.2.2)‎[1], Ouchtirmunſye: Iohannes Ramſay, published 1489, folio 37, verso, lines 69-73; republished at Edinburgh: National Library of Scotland, c. 2010:
      To ϸis ϸai all aſſentyt ar / And bad ϸ[air] men all mak ϸai[m] ȝar / For to be boune agayne ϸ[at] day / On ϸe beſt wiß ϸ[at] eu[ir] ϸai may
      To this they'd all assented, / and made their men make themselves ready / to be prepared again that day / in the best way that they're able to.
    1. Motivated, raring, eager.
    2. Loyal, subservient, compliant.
  2. Bound, going or ready to go.
  3. (rare) On the brink of; about to.
  4. (rare) Close by, adjacent.
Derived terms[edit]
Descendants[edit]
  • English: boun (obsolete); bound
  • Scots: boun

References[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

boun

  1. Alternative form of bounen

Scots[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Inherited from Middle English boun, 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’