Last modified on 24 August 2014, at 20:40

betine

EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English betinen, betynen, bitunen, bituinen, from Old English betȳnan (to hedge in, enclose, shut, bury; shut out; conclude, end), from Proto-Germanic *bitūnijaną (to inclose, hedge about), equivalent to be- +‎ town. Cognate with Middle Dutch betuinen, Middle High German beziunen.

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VerbEdit

betine (third-person singular simple present betines, present participle betining, simple past and past participle betined)

  1. (transitive, now chiefly dialectal) To hedge about; inclose; shut up.
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Etymology 2Edit

From be- +‎ tine, variation of tind (to set fire to). More at tind.

VerbEdit

betine (third-person singular simple present betines, present participle betining, simple past and past participle betined)

  1. (transitive, obsolete) To set fire to.