From Middle English beot (“boast, threat, boastful speech; boastfulness”), from Old English bēot; see below.
beot (countable and uncountable, plural beots)
- (countable) A boast or threat; boastful speech.
- (uncountable) Boastfulness.
bēot n (nominative plural bēot)
- threat, danger
- promise, vow, boast
- bēotian — to threaten, boast, vow, promise
- bēotlic — arrogant, exulting, boastful, threatening
- bēotlīce — arrogantly, exultingly, boastfully, threateningly
- bêotmæcg m. — leader
- bêotung f. — threatening
- bêotword n. — boast: threat.