1

ben

adverb \ ˈben \

Definition of ben

Scotland
: within

Origin and Etymology of ben

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


2

ben

preposition

Definition of ben

Scotland
: within

First Known Use of ben

before 12th century


3

ben

noun

Definition of ben

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

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First Known Use of ben

1766


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