adj., v. (pres. 3 pl., pp.)
WA buwne, bowne, pres. 3 sg. bounes, bownes, bownez, pp. boune
'prepare, place, present'(Modern English )
The ME v. bounen is formed on boun (adj.).
*bō(w)an or *bū(w)an-
Proposed ON Etymon (OIcel representative)
búinn ‘ready, prepared, finished, willing, favourably disposed (towards sth.)’
(ONP búa (2) (vb.); -búinn (adj.))
Other Scandinavian Reflexes
cp. būan (v.) ‘to dwell, inhabit’
Phonological and morphological markers
Most of MED's citations, beginning in the latter part of the 14c., are from N alliterative poetry. N and Sc in MnE, perhaps revived by Sir Walter Scott (OED, EDD)
Occurrences in the Gersum Corpus
Cl 1398; WA 218, 768, 1116 etc.
On the glossing of this word in the context of Cl 1398, see Vant.