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[ bih-weep ]
/ bɪˈwip /

verb (used with object), be·wept, be·weep·ing. Archaic.

to weep over (something): to beweep one's foolish mistakes.

Nearby words

bevy, bew, bewail, beware, beware of greeks bearing gifts, beweep, bewhiskered, bewick, bewick's swan, bewick, thomas, bewig

Origin of beweep

before 1000; Middle English bewepen, Old English bewēpan. See be-, weep1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Word Origin and History for beweep



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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper