bestem

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From be- +‎ stem.

Verb[edit]

bestem (third-person singular simple present bestems, present participle bestemming, simple past and past participle bestemmed)

  1. (transitive, archaic) To stem completely; stem all about; hinder.
    • 1894, Gaius Valerius Catullus, The Carmina of Caius Valerius Catullus:
      Whence she might overglance the boundless boiling of billows, / Then she would rush to bestem the salt-plain's quivering wavelet / And from her ankles bare the dainty garment uplifting, / Spake she these words []

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Verb[edit]

bestem

  1. first-person singular present indicative of bestemmen
  2. imperative of bestemmen

Anagrams[edit]


German[edit]

Adjective[edit]

bestem

  1. strong dative masculine/neuter singular superlative degree of gut

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Verb[edit]

bestem

  1. imperative of bestemme