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See also Ben, bēn, běn, bèn, been, benn, and -ben

English

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

Probably representing a North African pronunciation of Arabic بان (bān), ben tree)

Noun

Singular
ben

Plural
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ben ({{{1}}})
  1. A tree, Moringa oleifera or horseradish tree of Arabia and India, which produces oil of ben.
  2. The winged seed of the ben tree.
  3. The oil of the ben seed.
Translations

Etymology 2

Arabic بن and Hebrew בן (ben), son).

Alternative spellings

Noun

Singular
ben

Plural
-

ben (-)
  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Son of (used with Hebrew and Arabic surnames).
Translations

Etymology 3

Gaelic beinn.

Noun

Singular
ben

Plural
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ben ({{{1}}})
  1. A Scottish or Irish mountain or high peak.

Etymology 4

Old English binnan (corresponding to by + in).

Noun

Singular
ben

Plural
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ben ({{{1}}})
  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) The inner room of a two-room hut or shack (as opposed to the but).

Bosnian

Etymology

Turkish ben.

Noun

ben m (plural benovi)

  1. birthmark
  2. mole
  3. naevus

Synonyms


Danish

Noun

ben

  1. leg
  2. bone

Dutch

Verb

ben

  1. First-person singular of zijn.

French

Interjection

ben !

  1. Well; uh.

Italian

Adverb

ben [[Category:Template:lang:it adverbs|ben]]

  1. Short form of bene.
    ben fatto — well done

Japanese

Noun

ben (hiragana べん)

  1. , : speech
  2. 便: convenience, excreta
  3. : crown

Kurdish

Noun

ben

  1. string, rope

Related terms

Derived terms


Mandarin

Noun

ben (Pinyin běn, traditional and simplified )

  1. (for books/periodicals/files/etc.)
    ni xiang mǎi na ben shu? "Which book do you want to buy?"
    na ben shu mài duoshao qian? (nà běn shū mài duōshao qián? 那本书卖多少钱?) — How much is that book?

Pinyin syllable

ben

  1. A transliteration of any of a number of Chinese characters properly represented as having one of three tones, bēn, běn, or bèn.

Usage notes

English transcriptions of Chinese speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Chinese language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.


Manx

Noun

ben f.

  1. woman

Norwegian

Alternative spellings

Noun

ben n. (definite singular benet; indefinite plural ben; definite plural bena/benene)

  1. leg, bone

Old English

Etymology

Akin to Old Norse bœn (Danish bøn, Nynorsk bøn, Bokmål bønn)

Noun

ben

  1. leg, bone

Scots

Etymology

Old English binnan.

Noun

ben ({{{1}}})

Singular
ben

Plural
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  1. The inner room of a two-room hut or shack (as opposed to the but).

Swedish

Pronunciation

Noun

ben n.

Inflection for ben Singular Plural
neuter Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative ben benet ben benen
Genitive bens benets bens benens
  1. (anatomy) Leg; a body part.
  2. Leg; part of trousers which covers the legs.
  3. The part of a piece furniture on which it stands.
  4. (anatomy) Bone; any of the components of an endoskeleton.
  5. (anatomy) Bone; the material of the endoskeleton

Related terms


Turkish

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Noun

ben

  1. I, me
  2. ego
  3. mole, birthmark

Related terms

See also


Volapük

Etymology

Ultimately from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:vo:Template:lang:la derivations]] bene.

Noun

ben

  1. grace
  2. well-being

Synonyms

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