bedeau

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle French, from Old French bedel ‎(officer in minor judicial affairs), from Frankish *bidil ‎(candidate), from Proto-Germanic *bidilaz ‎(seeker), from Proto-Germanic *bidjaną ‎(to ask, beseech), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰidʰ- ‎(to command), merging with Frankish *budil ‎(official representative, herald), from Proto-Germanic *budilaz ‎(messenger, herald), from Proto-Germanic *beudaną ‎(to present, offer), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰewdʰ- ‎(to be aware, comprehend). Akin to Old High German butil ‎(beadle), Old English bydel ‎(beadle), Old High German bitil, bitel ‎(a candidate, requestor), bittan ‎(to ask, seek). More at bid.

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Noun[edit]

bedeau m ‎(plural bedeaux)

  1. verger

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