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Etymology 1[edit]

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)

  1. (obsolete) Trumpet.

Etymology 2[edit]

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)

  1. (intransitive, obsolete) To sound a trumpet.
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