bespin

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From be- +‎ spin. Cognate with German bespinnen (to spin over).

Verb[edit]

bespin (third-person singular simple present bespins, present participle bespinning, simple past and past participle bespun)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) To spin around or about, so as to cover; spin all over.
    • 1916, Granville Stanley Hall, Carl Allanmore Murchison, Journal of genetic psychology:
      Here we still have much of the same authority of great texts bespun and sometimes swamped with glosses and notes, of lecturing that approximates dictation, and grammar which still remains, though dictionaries have come.