befly

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English biflien, from Old English beflēogan (to fly upon), equivalent be- +‎ fly. Cognate with Dutch bevliegen, German befliegen (to fly on), Danish beflyve (to operate).

VerbEdit

befly (third-person singular simple present beflies, present participle beflying, simple past beflew, past participle beflown)

  1. (transitive, obsolete) To fly about; fly from; shun; escape.

Derived termsEdit

  • beflying

Related termsEdit

Last modified on 28 August 2013, at 20:43