besprecan

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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *bisprekaną, equivalent to be- +‎ sprecan. Cognate with Old Saxon bisprekan, Old High German bisprehhan, Old Frisian bispreka.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

besprecan

  1. To speak about; bespeak, mention.
  2. To speak to, tell, plead, speak against.
  3. To complain, charge, accuse; beguilt, speak ill of.

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References[edit]

  • besprecan in Joseph Bosworth and T. Northcote Toller (1898) An Anglo-Saxon Dictionary