bewind

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English bewinden, biwinden, from Old English bewindan (to wind round, clasp, entwine, envelop, encircle, surround, brandish (a sword), turn, wind, revolve), from Proto-Germanic *biwindaną (to wind round), equivalent to be- +‎ wind. Cognate with Middle Low German bewinden (to entwine, wrap), German bewinden (intertwine, wind around), Gothic [script needed] (biwindan, to entwine, wrap).

Verb[edit]

bewind (third-person singular simple present bewinds, present participle bewinding, simple past and past participle bewound)

  1. (transitive) To wind (a thing) about; involve; envelop (with).
  2. (transitive) To wind or twine oneself round.

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: be‧wind

Noun[edit]

bewind n (uncountable)

  1. reign
  2. government or whoever is reigning

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