English

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Etymology

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A merger of two Middle English verbs:

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Verb

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beleave (third-person singular simple present beleaves, present participle beleaving, simple past and past participle beleft)

  1. (obsolete, transitive) To leave behind, abandon.
    Synonyms: desert, forsake; see also Thesaurus:abandon
  2. (obsolete, intransitive) To be left; to remain.
    Synonyms: continue, stay; see also Thesaurus:remain

Anagrams

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Yola

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Etymology

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From Middle English bileve, from Old English lēafa, from Proto-West Germanic *laubu.

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Noun

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beleave

  1. belief

References

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  • Jacob Poole (d. 1827) (before 1828) William Barnes, editor, A Glossary, With some Pieces of Verse, of the old Dialect of the English Colony in the Baronies of Forth and Bargy, County of Wexford, Ireland, London: J. Russell Smith, published 1867, page 25