bedeal

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English bedelen, bidelen, bidælen, equivalent to be- (off, away) +‎ deal. Cognate with Old Saxon bedēlian (to deprive), Gothic piteilan (to deprive).

Verb[edit]

bedeal (third-person singular simple present bedeals, present participle bedealing, simple past and past participle bedealt)

  1. (transitive, obsolete) To deprive (of).