1. To promise; to vow. Behight by vow unto the chaste Minerve. (Surrey)
3. To adjudge; to assign by authority. The second was to Triamond behight. (Spenser)
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)
Origin: oe. Bihaten, as. Behatan to vow, promise; pref. Be- _ hatan to call, command. See Hight.