belirt

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English belirten, bilurten, from Old English belyrtan (to deceive), equivalent to be- +‎ lirt. Cognate with Scots belirt (to jilt, beguile, deceive).

Verb[edit]

belirt (third-person singular simple present belirts, present participle belirting, simple past and past participle belirted)

  1. (transitive, UK dialectal) To deceive; beguile.
  2. (transitive, UK dialectal) To cheat; befool.