bewave

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English biweven, biwǣven, from Old English bewǣfan (to enfold, wrap round, cover over, clothe).

Verb[edit]

bewave (third-person singular simple present bewaves, present participle bewaving, simple past and past participle bewaved)

  1. (transitive, Scotland) To shield; hide.
  2. (transitive, Scotland) To lay wait for; overpower by means of some base stratagem.

Etymology 2[edit]

From be- +‎ wave.

Verb[edit]

bewave (third-person singular simple present bewaves, present participle bewaving, simple past and past participle bewaved)

  1. (intransitive) To blow or toss about; blow, waft, or sweep away.
  2. (intransitive, Scotland) To wander or waver.