betray

[ bih-trey ]
/ bɪˈtreɪ /

verb (used with object)

Origin of betray

1200–50; Middle English bitraien, equivalent to bi- be- + traien < Old French trair < Latin trādere to betray. See traitor

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betray

/ (bɪˈtreɪ) /

verb (tr)


Derived Forms

betrayal, nounbetrayer, noun

Word Origin for betray

C13: from be- + trayen from Old French trair, from Latin trādere
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