bef

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See also: BEF, B.E.F., and B. E. F.

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Dutch beffe (cap, collar), of unclear origin, neither Germanic nor Romance theories being plausible.

Noun[edit]

bef f (plural beffen, diminutive befje n)

  1. (archaic) collar
  2. An ornamental pair of bands worn hanging onto the chest, notably as part of formal dress by certain Catholic and protestant clergy, magistrates and professors
  3. By analogy, certain other objects
  4. Patch on the throat or chest of a different color on cats or dogs
  5. (slang) The female genitalia
Derived terms[edit]

Verb[edit]

bef

  1. first-person singular present indicative of beffen
  2. imperative of beffen

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

bef f (plural beffen, diminutive befje n)

  1. A nickname for an unspecified small Dutch coin

Lojban[edit]

Rafsi[edit]

bef

  1. rafsi of betfu.

Volapük[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bef (plural befs)

  1. alcove

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