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bedight

[bih-dahyt] /bɪˈdaɪt/
verb (used with object), bedight, bedight or bedighted, bedighting. Archaic.
1.
to deck out; array.
Origin of bedight
1350-1400
Middle English word dating back to 1350-1400; See origin at be-, dight
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Historical Examples
  • For thy coat of mail, bedight In thy spotless robe of white.

    Rienzi Edward Bulwer Lytton
  • Then went with her thither / full many a beauteous maid, A hundred good or over, / bedight right merrily.

  • Within the court the heroes / bedight with trappings due Awaited noble maidens, / as I have told to you.

  • Their little souls were white as new-fallen snow and bedight with indulgences and prayers.

    The Path of Life Stijn Streuvels
British Dictionary definitions for bedight

bedight

/bɪˈdaɪt/
verb -dights, -dighting, -dight, -dighted
1.
(transitive) to array or adorn
adjective
2.
(past participle of the verb) adorned or bedecked
Word Origin
C14: from dight
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for bedight
v.

"equip, furnish," c.1400, from be- + dight (q.v.). Related: Bedighted; bedighting.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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