bedight

bedight

[bih-dahyt]
verb (used with object), bedight, bedight or bedighted, bedighting. Archaic.
to deck out; array.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English; see be-, dight

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bedight (bɪˈdaɪt)
 
vb , -dights, -dighting, -dight, -dighted
1.  (tr) to array or adorn
 
adj
2.  (past participle of the verb) adorned or bedecked
 
[C14: from dight]

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bedight
c.1400, from be- + dight, from O.E. dihtan "to dictate, appoint, ordain," which exploded in M.E. to a vast array of meanings (including "to rule," "to handle," "to abuse," "to have sex with," "to kill," "to clothe," "to make ready," "to repair") till
it was one of the most-used verbs in the language, but all senses have faded now into obscurity, dialect, or poetic use.
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