beswiken

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Middle Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Dutch beswīkan, from Proto-Germanic *biswīkwaną, from *swīkwaną. Equivalent to be- +‎ swiken.

Verb[edit]

beswiken

  1. to abandon, to forsake
  2. to succumb, to collapse

Inflection[edit]

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Descendants[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • beswiken”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000
  • beswiken”, in Middelnederlandsch Woordenboek, 1929

Middle English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old English beswīcan (to deceive, seduce, entice), from Proto-Germanic *bi- (be-), *swīkwaną (to dodge, swerve, avoid), from Proto-Indo-European *sweyg- (to turn, move around, wander, swing). Cognate with Scots beswik, beswick (to beguile, deceive), Dutch bezwijken (to succumb), Old High German biswīhhan (to deceive, seduce, capture), Icelandic svikja (to betray).

Verb[edit]

beswiken

  1. to lure; allure; cheat; deceive