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