belight

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English bilihten (to illuminate), equivalent to be- +‎ light.

Verb[edit]

belight (third-person singular simple present belights, present participle belighting, simple past and past participle belighted or belit)

  1. (transitive, rare, dialectal) To light up; illuminate.
  2. (intransitive, rare, dialectal) To become lit up; shine up; dawn.