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From Middle English biwist, biwest, from Old English bīwist (sustenance, food, provision, necessaries), equivalent to be- +‎ Lua error in Module:parameters at line 41: The parameter "t2" does not exist., or by- +‎ wist (being). More at be-, was.


bewist (plural bewists)

  1. (Now chiefly UK dialectal) Food; provision; victual; a living.
  2. (Now chiefly UK dialectal) State or condition of life.
  3. (Now chiefly UK dialectal) Abiding; dwelling; sojourn; living.
  4. (Now chiefly UK dialectal) Dwelling-place; abode; habitation.