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Is this word perhaps related in origin to the Swedish verb 'behov'? Xanatrilby 06:48, 26 July 2008 (UTC)

Yes, undoubtedly, if behov is in Swedish what behøve is in Danish. Here is the source. It comes from behoof, behov in Danish, but I shall not add anything but that, because I had already an altercation regarding the Gothic origin of behoof/behov - see more here. Hilsen Bogorm 22:22, 2 December 2008 (UTC)

to ?Edit

Two of the quotes show to as being used before the subsequent verb, but in the quote from Housman to is omitted. Is this omission common or dated? The uſer hight Bogorm converſation 11:35, 23 December 2009 (UTC)

noun sectionEdit

@Sgconlaw Do you think the modern English section should get a noun sense? See for example [1], "for the behove". DTLHS (talk) 19:09, 6 April 2018 (UTC)

Yes, I think so. I came across that briefly too. — SGconlaw (talk) 19:10, 6 April 2018 (UTC)
Could it be a variant of behoof? — SGconlaw (talk) 19:34, 6 April 2018 (UTC)
That seems likely. There is probably a lot of overlap between the senses of behove, behoove, behoof. DTLHS (talk) 19:40, 6 April 2018 (UTC)
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