follow Dictionary.com

Your favorite word could be our Word of the Day!

bename

[bih-neym] /bɪˈneɪm/
verb (used with object), benamed; benamed, benempt or benempted; benaming. Obsolete
1.
to name; call by name.
Origin
1000
before 1000; Middle English; see be-, name; replacing Old English benemnan; akin to German benennen, Swedish benämna
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for be named

bename

/bɪˈneɪm/
verb -names, -naming, -named, -named, -nempt
1.
an archaic word for name (sense 12)
Word Origin
Old English benemnan; see be-, name
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for bename

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for be

4
5
Scrabble Words With Friends

Quotes with be named