From Middle English beme, from Old English bēme, bȳme, bīeme (“trumpet; tablet, billet”), from Proto-Germanic *baumijǭ (“wooden instrument”). Doublet of 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.