begive

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From be- (out, over, across) +‎ give. Compare Dutch begeven (to give up, forsake), German begeben (to issue, endow), Danish begive (to go), Swedish begiva (to proceed, start for, go).

VerbEdit

begive (third-person singular simple present begives, present participle begiving, simple past begave, past participle begiven)

  1. (transitive) To give out; give of oneself; issue; endow; administer; transfer.
    • 2004, Communion, www.thewaystation.org/Communion.html:
      How am I begiving? To whom do I begive and why? What is the quality of my begiving? How willing am I to begive? How much? To what extent?
    • 2010, Chris Worth, Captain Jeans and the Quest for Keith, storywrite.com:
      Maria was forever to begive her begivings to the loathsome imposter who’s waddling skulk had haunted her. Thus life nourishes death and as the witch died so did she.
    • 2012, aprylne, Pour le patient: aprylne's blog: Lets Talk About Handbags:
      Return to the original beautiful dream world, this is the season to begive you a perfect attempt.

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