See also: BEF, B.E.F., and B. E. F.

DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle Dutch beffe (cap, collar), of unclear origin, neither Germanic nor Romance theories being plausible.

NounEdit

bef f (plural beffen, diminutive befje n)

  1. (archaic) collar
  2. An ornamental pair of bands worn hanging onto the chest, notably as part of formal dress by certain Catholic and protestant clergy, magistrates and professors
  3. By analogy, certain other objects
  4. Patch on the throat or chest of a different color on cats or dogs
  5. (slang) The female genitalia
Derived termsEdit

VerbEdit

bef

  1. first-person singular present indicative of beffen
  2. imperative of beffen

Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

bef f (plural beffen, diminutive befje n)

  1. A nickname for an unspecified small Dutch coin

LojbanEdit

RafsiEdit

bef

  1. rafsi of betfu.

VolapükEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

bef (plural befs)

  1. alcove

DeclensionEdit

Last modified on 18 March 2014, at 07:54