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

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DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle Dutch beffe (cap, collar), from Old French biffe. Further origin uncertain. Compare German Beffchen.

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 magistrates, professors and certain Catholic and Protestant clergy
  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

Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

bef f (plural beffen, diminutive befje n)

  1. A nickname for an unspecified small Dutch coin

Etymology 3Edit

Non-lemma forms.

VerbEdit

bef

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

LojbanEdit

RafsiEdit

bef

  1. rafsi of betfu.

VolapükEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

bef (plural befs)

  1. alcove

DeclensionEdit