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English

From Middle English been, beene, bene (gracious, generous, pleasant), of unknown origin. Perhaps from Old Norse beinn (straight, right, favourable, advantageous, convenient, friendly, fair, keen), from Proto-Germanic *bainaz (straight), from Proto-Indo-European *bhei- (to hit, beat). Cognate with Scots bein, bien (in good condition, pleasant, well-to-do, cosy, well-stocked, pleasant, keen), Icelandic beinn (straight, direct, hospitable), Norwegian bein (straight, direct, easy to deal with). See also bain.

Bourguignon

From Latin bene.

Faroese

From Old Norse bein, from Proto-Germanic *bainą.

Icelandic

From Old Norse bein, from Proto-Germanic *bainą.

Norman

Old French bien.

Norwegian Bokmål

From Old Norse bein, from Proto-Germanic *bainą.

Norwegian Nynorsk

From Old Norse bein, from Proto-Germanic *bainą. Akin to English bone.

Old High German

From Proto-Germanic *bainą.

Old Norse

From Proto-Germanic *bainą. Compare Old English bān, Old Saxon and Old Frisian bēn, Old High German bein.

Romansch

From Latin bene.