From Middle English beme, from Old English bēme, bȳme, bīeme (“trumpet", also "tablet, billet”), from Proto-Germanic *baumijǭ (“wooden instrument”), from *baumaz (“tree”), from Proto-Indo-European *bhū (“to grow”). More at beam.
beme (plural bemes)
- (obsolete) Trumpet.
From Middle English bemen, from Old English bȳmian (“to blow a trumpet, trumpet forth”), from bȳme (“trumpet”).
beme (third-person singular simple present bemes, present participle beming, simple past and past participle bemed)
- (intransitive, obsolete) To sound a trumpet.