From Middle English bekutten (found in compound for-bekutte (“mutilated”)), equivalent to be- + cut.
becut (third-person singular simple present becuts, present participle becutting, simple past and past participle becut)
- (transitive) To cut about; cut around; cut up; cut off; sever.
- 1868, John Taylor, Works of John Taylor:
- And dead and cold, me then againe they martyr-'d, Me all in pieces they becut and quartir'd, [...]