What does bairn mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bairnnoun

    a child: son or daughter


  1. bairnnoun

    A child or baby.

  2. Etymology: From barn, bern, from (Anglian dialect) bearn and barn, both from barnan, from bʰer-. Cognate with bern, baern, born, barn, barn, barn, barrë. See also barn.


  1. Bairn

    Bairn is a Northern English, Scottish English and Scots term for a child. It originated in Old English as "bearn", becoming restricted to Scotland and the North of England c. 1700. The word was included in the English Dialect Dictionary with variant spellings barn, bayn, bayne that reflect varying pronunciations.Compare with the Swedish, Norwegian, Icelandic, Faroese and Danish word for child "barn" or the West-Frisian "bern". Also the Latvian "bērns". Cain bairns are children seized by witches and warlocks as tribute for the devil.


  1. bairn

    A bairn is a Scottish or Northern English term for a child.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bairnnoun

    a child


  1. Bairn

    Bairn is a Scottish given name.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Bairn

    bārn, n. (Scot.) a child.—adj. Bairn′-like.—ns. Bairn′team, Bairn′time, brood of children. [A.S. bearnberan, to bear.]

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Anagrams for bairn »

  1. riban

  2. abrin

  3. brain

  4. Brian

  5. brian

  6. rabin

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bairn in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bairn in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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