beshine

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English beshinen, beschinen, from Old English bescīnan (to shine upon, light up, illuminate), from Proto-Germanic *biskīnaną (to shine upon), equivalent to be- +‎ shine. Cognate with Dutch beschijnen (to shine upon), German bescheinen (to shine upon), Gothic 𐌱𐌹𐍃𐌺𐌴𐌹𐌽𐌰𐌽 (biskeinan, to shine upon).

Verb[edit]

beshine (third-person singular simple present beshines, present participle beshining, simple past and past participle beshone)

  1. (transitive, obsolete) To shine around or upon.
  2. (transitive, dialectal) To give light to.