Bejan

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Bejan bē′jan a freshman at the universities of Aberdeen and St Andrews, and formerly in several continental universities.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. bejaune, a novice, from bec jaune, 'yellow beak,' a term used for a nestling or unfledged bird.

Usage

In literature:

But who would employ a bejan when a magistrand might be had for next to nothing?
"Robert Falconer" by George MacDonald
BEJAN CLASS, a designation given to the Greek class in the Universities of St Andrew's and Aberdeen; as, till of late, in that of Edinburgh.
"An Etymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language" by John Jamieson
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In news:

Duke University professor Adrian Bejan escaped communist Romania in the late 1960s and traveled to the United States to attend college and find a new life.
Bejan says once established, that hierarchical structure is hard to change.
Other runoff results Tuesday included Bob Joslin being elected mayor of Arab over Dianne Prestridge and Nick Jones besting Bejan Taheri for mayor of Rainsville.
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