ben

adverb
\ ˈben How to pronounce ben (audio) \

Definition of ben

 (Entry 1 of 3)

Scotland

Definition of ben (Entry 2 of 3)

Scotland

ben

noun

Definition of ben (Entry 3 of 3)

Scotland
: the inner room or parlor of a 2-room cottage

First Known Use of ben

Adverb

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Preposition

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1766, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ben

Adverb

Middle English, from Old English binnan, from be- + innan within, from within, from in

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The first known use of ben was before the 12th century

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“Ben.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ben. Accessed 18 Feb. 2020.

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