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verb (used with object), be·wept, be·weep·ing. Archaic.
  1. to weep over (something): to beweep one's foolish mistakes.
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Origin of beweep

before 1000; Middle English bewepen, Old English bewēpan. See be-, weep1
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Word Origin and History for beweep


Old English bewepan, cognate with Old Frisian biwepa, Old Saxon biwopian; see be- + weep. Related: Bewept.

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