beath

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English bethen, from Old English beþian, beþigean, beþþan, bæþþan (to heat, warm, foment, wash, cherish; bathe), from Proto-West Germanic *baþþjan, *baþigōn, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰeh₁- (to warm). Cognate with Middle Dutch betten, bessen (to moisten with hot water, humidify).

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Verb[edit]

beath (third-person singular simple present beaths, present participle beathing, simple past and past participle beathed)

  1. (transitive, dialectal) To bathe (with warm liquid); foment.
  2. (transitive) To dry or heat (unseasoned) wood for the purpose of straightening it.

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