Erk bone; WA bayne
'obedient, willing; eagerly' (Modern English bain)
Proposed ON Etymon (OIcel representative)
beinn 'straight, direct; hospitable, helpful, accommodating'
(ONP beinn (2) (adj.))
Other Scandinavian Reflexes
Far beinur, Icel beinn, Norw bein
Phonological and morphological markers
ON /ei/ < PGmc */ai/
Fairly numerous in ME from c1300, mainly N/NM; increasingly widespread in 15c. and MnE dial usage.
Occurrences in the Gersum Corpus
Gaw 1092, 2158; Pe 807; Cl 1511; Pat 136; Erk 181; WA 323