Confused and have questions? We’ve got answers. With Chegg Study, you can get step-by-step solutions to your questions from an expert in the field. If you rather get 1:1 study help, try 30 minutes of free online tutoring with Chegg Tutors.

Beldam beldame

From Biology-Online Dictionary | Biology-Online Dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

Beldam beldame

1. Grandmother; corresponding to belsire. To show the beldam daughters of her daughter. (Shak)

2. An old woman in general; especially, an ugly old woman; a hag. Around the beldam all erect they hang. (Akenside)

Origin: Pref. Bel-, denoting relationship _ dame mother: cf. F. Belledame fair lady, It. Belladonna. See Belle, and dame.