From Middle English bewenden, biwenden, from Old English bewendan (“to turn, turn round; to turn one’s attention, convert”), from Proto-Germanic *biwandijaną (“to turn around”), equivalent to be- + wend.
- (transitive, chiefly dialectal) To turn; turn around.
- 1971, William Barnes, One hundred poems - Page 62:
- Glowing under day's warm sunning, Sparkling with thy ripples' running, Taking to thee brooks and rills, Valley-draining, dell-bewending, Water-taking, water- sending, Down to dairy farms and mills, [...]
- 2001, Douglas Robinson, Who Translates?:
- In between modern technics, nearlier spoken the wale-bewended modern logistic outlaying of thinking and speaking, has already set oversetting machines in going.