from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Scots A child.
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- n. A child or baby.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A child.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A child; a son or daughter. See barn.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a child: son or daughter
Middle English barn, from Old English bearn; see bher-1 in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English barn, bern, from Old English (Anglian dialect) bearn ("child, son, descendant, offspring, issue, prodigy") and Old Norse barn ("child"), both from Proto-Germanic *barnan (“child”), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰer- (“to bear, bring forth”). Cognate with West Frisian bern ("child"), North Frisian baern, born ("child"), Middle High German barn ("child, son, daughter"), Swedish barn ("child"), Icelandic barn ("child"), Albanian barrë ("pregnancy, child"). See also barn. (Wiktionary)