beman

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English bemannen, bimannen, bemonnen, equivalent to be- +‎ man. Cognate with Middle High German bemannen.

Verb[edit]

beman (third-person singular simple present bemans, present participle bemanning, simple past and past participle bemanned)

  1. (transitive) To furnish or fill with men; man.
    • 1895, Eiríkr Magnússon, William Morris, The Saga library:
      Now do so well as to fare to meet me at thine earliest, and as much bemanned as may be; and let us be both together whatever may happen.

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Verb[edit]

beman

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