Open main menu

Wiktionary β

bedoven

Contents

EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English bedoven, from Old English bedofen, past particle of Old English bedūfan (to bedive, to put under, immerse, submerge, drown), equivalent to be- +‎ dive. Cognate with Middle Low German bedöven (immersed).

AdjectiveEdit

bedoven (not comparable)

  1. (obsolete) drenched.
    • Alle hir body..semyd be dowen in blood — Life of Saint Christina Mirabilis of Saint Trudons (All her body seemed bedoven in blood.)
    • The wind made wave the red weed on the dike. Bedoven in dank deep was every sike. — A Scotch Winter Evening in 1512
    • 2015, LT Wolf, The World King (fiction), ebook edition, ISBN 978-1-312-37454-6:
      The words were unneeded as a woman, bedoven in blood and screaming, stumbl'd out from the back of the lead truck into the glaring lights.
    • 2015, LT Wolf, The World King - Book I: The Reckoning:
      [...] Gentlemen, before this is over, we'll be bedoven with mud but the swine will be dead. We shall swallow our foes.”
  2. (obsolete) drowned.

DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /bəˈdoː.və(n)/
  • Hyphenation: be‧do‧ven

EtymologyEdit

Past participle of obsolete beduiven.

AdjectiveEdit

bedoven (not comparable)

  1. (archaic, dialectal) submerged, under water (sometimes also used of other fluids)

InflectionEdit

Inflection of bedoven
uninflected bedoven
inflected bedoven
comparative
positive
predicative/adverbial bedoven
indefinite m./f. sing. bedoven
n. sing. bedoven
plural bedoven
definite bedoven
partitive