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boon2

[boon] /bun/
adjective
1.
jolly; jovial; convivial:
boon companions.
2.
Archaic. kindly; gracious; bounteous.
Origin
1275-1325
1275-1325; Middle English bone < Middle French < Latin bonus good
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British Dictionary definitions for booner

booner

/ˈbuːnə/
noun
1.
(Austral, derogatory) a young working-class person from Canberra
Word Origin
C20: of unknown origin

boon1

/buːn/
noun
1.
something extremely useful, helpful, or beneficial; a blessing or benefit the car was a boon to him
2.
(archaic) a favour; request he asked a boon of the king
Word Origin
C12: from Old Norse bōn request; related to Old English bēn prayer

boon2

/buːn/
adjective
1.
close, special, or intimate (in the phrase boon companion)
2.
(archaic) jolly or convivial
Word Origin
C14: from Old French bon from Latin bonus good
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Word Origin and History for booner
boon
late 12c., bone "petition," from O.N. bon "a petition, prayer," from P.Gmc. *boniz (cf. O.E. ben "prayer, petition," bannan "to summon;" see ban).
boon
in boon companion (1560s), only real survival of M.E. boon "good" (early 14c.), from O.Fr. bon (see bon).
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