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English

From Middle English be-, bi-, from Old English be- (be-), from Proto-Germanic *bi- (be-), from Proto-Germanic *bi (near, by), ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *h₁epi (at, near). See by.

Cognate with Saterland Frisian be- (be-), West Frisian be- (be-), Dutch be- (be-), German Low German be- (be-), German be- (be-), Swedish be- (be-). More at by.

Danish

From Middle Low German be-, from Old Saxon bi-, from Proto-Germanic *bi-.

Dutch

From Middle Dutch be-, bi-, from Old Dutch bi-, be-, from Proto-Germanic *bi-.

German

From Old High German bi-, from Proto-Germanic *bi-, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁epi.

Limburgish

From Middle Dutch be-, bi-, from Old Dutch bi-, be-, from Proto-Germanic *bi-.

Luxembourgish

From Old High German bi-, from Proto-Germanic *bi-, from *bi.

Middle Dutch

From Old Dutch bi-, be-, from Proto-Germanic *bi-.

Middle Low German

From Old Saxon bi-, from Proto-Germanic *bi-. Cognate to (by).

Old English

An unstressed form of , from Proto-Germanic *bi-.

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