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[beys] /beɪs/


[bes] /bɛs/
noun, Egyptian Religion.
the patron deity of music, dancing, and children, represented as a hairy dwarf having a tail and wearing a lion's skin.


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  • With these words which were spoken by bes himself, the messengers departed.

    The Ancient Allan H. Rider Haggard
  • "Yes, I kep' up with the bes' of 'em," he said, with a pleased smile.

    Two Little Confederates Thomas Nelson Page
  • Den daddy tole him he wus workin' bes' he could for him an' dat he wus not goin' to take a whuppin.

  • You have her make a Brunswick stew an' you'll think she is the bes' cook in the county.

  • Another cement is made of a bes of brick dust, a third of rock salt, an uncia of saltpetre, and half an uncia of refined salt.

    De Re Metallica Georgius Agricola
  • He say hit come so unexpeckedly an' all you kin do is make the bes' of it.

    Stubble George Looms
  • "Sure, I telled ye she bes well," replied the befuddled fisherman.

    The Harbor Master Theodore Goodridge Roberts
  • bes' always for pale-face to trust pale-face, and Injin to trust Injin.

    Oak Openings James Fenimore Cooper
  • The guards led me to my chariot and thrust me into it, and with me bes.

    The Ancient Allan H. Rider Haggard
  • "My wife's bes' lil' woman in worl'," he said and did a hiccough.

    The Boy Grew Older Heywood Broun
British Dictionary definitions for bes


an ancient Egyptian god represented as a grotesque hairy dwarf: the patron of music and pleasure
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