beleave

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English beleven, from Old English belǣfan (to leave, let remain), corresponding to be- +‎ leave. Merged with Middle English bliven, beliven (to remain, stay), from Old English belīfan (to remain). More at belive.

Verb[edit]

beleave (third-person singular simple present beleaves, present participle beleaving, simple past and past participle beleft)

  1. (obsolete, transitive) To leave behind, abandon.
  2. (obsolete, intransitive) To be left; to remain.