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belive

[bih-lahyv] /bɪˈlaɪv/
adverb, Scot.
1.
before long; soon.
Origin
1150-1200
1150-1200; Middle English bi live by life, i.e., with liveliness
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belive
O.E. belifan "remain," intrans. form of belæfan (see beleave); general Gmc. (cf. Goth. beleiban, O.H.G. biliban, Ger. bleiben, Du. blijven); confused in early M.E. with beleave and merged into it, which gave beleave a double and conflicting meaning ("to leave," also "to remain") which might be why the compound word, the cognate of important verbs in other Germanic languages, was abandoned in English and only leave (v.) remains.
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