Middle English Dictionary Entry

bī n.
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A dwelling; farm, village, town; bi-milne, town mill. [Common in place names and field names of the East Midland and the North (the Danelaw). See A. H. Smith PNElem. 1.66, & the thorp, by, tun map in EPNSoc. 14 (East Riding Yks).]