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Behight

Behight

1. To promise; to vow. Behight by vow unto the chaste Minerve. (Surrey)

2. To give in trust; to commit; to intrust. The keys are to thy hand behight. (Spenser)

3. To adjudge; to assign by authority. The second was to Triamond behight. (Spenser)

4. To mean, or intend. More than heart behighteth. (Mir. For Mag)

5. To consider or esteem to be; to declare to be. All the lookers-on him dead behight. (Spenser)

6. To call; to name; to address. Whom . . . He knew and thus behight. (Spenser)

7. To command; to order. He behight those gates to be unbarred. (Spenser)

Origin: oe. Bihaten, as. Behatan to vow, promise; pref. Be- _ hatan to call, command. See Hight.


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