Last modified on 26 May 2014, at 18:26

bedance

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From be- (around, over, about) +‎ dance.

VerbEdit

bedance (third-person singular simple present bedances, present participle bedancing, simple past and past participle bedanced)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) To dance around; dance about; dance for; dance in celebration of.
    • 1853, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell, The Living Age:
      [...] and we are not sure that they have not of late years found their way even to France, that soil of all soils the most bedanced by merry lads and lasses.
    • 1968, Edward Washburn Hopkins, Epic Mythology:
      Such salutations greet Yayati, especially favored by ViSvaci ..., when he returns to heaven under a shower of flowers, sung and bedanced by groups of Gandharvas and Apsarasas, [...]
    • 1996, Danjiang wen li xue yuan. Wai wên yen chiu so, Tamkang review:
      The images of the Canon of Changes being installed and their gnomons appended, the sages would "bedance them and bedrum them."