bairn

Bairn \Bairn\ (b[^a]rn), n. [Scot. bairn, AS. bearn, fr. beran to bear; akin to Icel., OS., & Goth. barn. See {Bear} to support.] A child. [Scot. & Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster] Has he not well provided for the bairn? --Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster]