From be- + bay (“to bend”), from Middle English beien, beȝen, from Old English bīeġan (“to bend, turn, turn back, incline, depress, abase, humiliate, subject, persuade, convert”). More at bay.
bebay (third-person singular simple present bebays, present participle bebaying, simple past and past participle bebayed)
- (rare, transitive) To bay around or about; embay; hem in; surround.
- B. & E. M. Macaraya, Maranao Words and Phrases (1991)