beot

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English beot (boast, threat, boastful speech; boastfulness), Old English bēot, see below.

Noun[edit]

beot (plural beots)

  1. A boast, threat, boastful speech
    The Thyle is thus charged with challenging any beots that he feels may not be kept by the individual making them or gainsaying a claim he believes to be false or inaccurate.Theod Sumbel, 2008
  2. boastfulness

Old English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bēot n (nominative plural bēot)

  1. threat, danger
  2. promise, vow, boast

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