verb (used with object), benamed; benamed, benempt or benempted; benaming. Obsolete.
to name; call by name.

before 1000; Middle English; see be-, name; replacing Old English benemnan; akin to German benennen, Swedish benämna Unabridged
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bename (bɪˈneɪm)
vb , -names, -naming, -named, -named, -nempt
an archaic word for name
[Old English benemnan; see be-, name]

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