Origin of bespoken
Definition for bespoken (2 of 2)
verb (used with object), be·spoke or (Archaic) be·spake; be·spo·ken or be·spoke; be·speak·ing.
Examples from the Web for bespoken
“When you're a smaller brand, you have to take advantage of these opportunities,” said Liam Fayed of menswear label Bespoken.
Hence the attendant guided him to the Miuraya, where was bespoken the presence of the brilliant oiran O'Yodo.Bakemono Yashiki (The Haunted House)|James S. De Benneville
His conduct had bespoken no willingness to put constraint upon her steps.Ormond, Volume III (of 3)|Charles Brockden Brown
Cecilia looked startled; she was well aware that Helen did not know the high price of what she had bespoken.Helen|Maria Edgeworth
British Dictionary definitions for bespoken
verb -speaks, -speaking, -spoke, -spoken or -spoke (tr)
Word Origin and History for bespoken
Old English besprecan "speak about, speak against, complain," from be- + sprecan "to speak" (see speak). A common Germanic compound (cf. Old Saxon bisprecan, Dutch bespreken, Old High German bisprehhan, German besprechen); originally "to call out," it evolved a wide range of meaning in English, including "speak up," "oppose," "request," "discuss, "arrange," and "to order (goods)" (1580s).
The connection of the senses is very loose; some of them appear to have arisen quite independently of each other from different applications of BE- pref. [OED]