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ben1 noun, Scottish especially in place names: a mountain or mountain peak Ben Nevis.
ETYMOLOGY: 18c: from Gaelic beann.
ben2 noun, Scots the inner or better room or rooms of a house, which used to be reached through the but or kitchen. prep, adverb in, into or toward the inner or better room or rooms of (a house).
ETYMOLOGY: 14c as an adverb binne: from Anglo-Saxon binnan within.
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