bedoven

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English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English bedoven, from Old English bedofen, past particle of Old English bedūfan (to bedive, to put under, immerse, submerge, drown), equivalent to be- +‎ dive. Cognate with Middle Low German bedöven (immersed).

Adjective[edit]

bedoven (not comparable)

  1. (obsolete) drenched.
    • Life of Saint Christina Mirabilis of Saint Trudons
      Alle hir body [] semyd be dowen in blood. [All her body seemed bedoven in blood.]
    • A Scotch Winter Evening in 1512
      The wind made wave the red weed on the dike. Bedoven in dank deep was every sike.
    • 2015, LT Wolf, The World King (fiction), ebook edition, →ISBN:
      The words were unneeded as a woman, bedoven in blood and screaming, stumbl'd out from the back of the lead truck into the glaring lights.
    • 2015, LT Wolf, The World King - Book I: The Reckoning:
      Gentlemen, before this is over, we'll be bedoven with mud but the swine will be dead. We shall swallow our foes.
  2. (obsolete) drowned.

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Past participle of obsolete beduiven.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /bəˈdoː.və(n)/
  • Hyphenation: be‧do‧ven
  • Rhymes: -oːvən

Adjective[edit]

bedoven (not comparable)

  1. (archaic, dialectal) submerged, under water (sometimes also used of other fluids)
  2. (obsolete) immersed

Inflection[edit]

Inflection of bedoven
uninflected bedoven
inflected bedoven
comparative
positive
predicative/adverbial bedoven
indefinite m./f. sing. bedoven
n. sing. bedoven
plural bedoven
definite bedoven
partitive