From Middle English bedene, bidene, of uncertain origin. Believed to be a formation of bid-, alteration (perhaps through conflation with Middle English mid (“with”) or with) of bi (“by”) + ene (“once”), from Old English ǣne (“once, at once”), related to Old English ān (“one”), equivalent to be- + one.
bedeen (not comparable)
- (obsolete) As a single unit or body; together.
- all bedeen
- (obsolete) In order; one after another; in single file.
- (obsolete) Immediately; forthwith; quickly; straightway; anon; soon; early on; by and by.