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Has this been productive in the last century in any sense? DCDuring TALK 19:45, 19 September 2012 (UTC)

I do believe there has been at least some use, at least with wonted words. I have indeed seen words such as befall, beset, beloved, bespeak, bestir, belay, beleaguer, belie, and befriend. I think the grounds for setting this prefix under "rare or no longer productive" is somewhat overdriven. Namely the "no longer productive," but It is mostly seen in writings now-a-days. I don't believe it is fully dead though but maybe a little seldom or unwonted. Anglish4699 (talk) 19:19, 20 June 2017 (UTC)
What's a "wonted word"? Equinox 12:30, 21 June 2017 (UTC)
Something that is widespread or spoken by many. The be- prefix does not seem to be widespread in speech, but can be seen in some writing if one looks hard enough. Anglish4699 (talk) 04:32, 23 June 2017 (UTC)

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