bedight

verb
be·​dight | \ bi-ˈdīt How to pronounce bedight (audio) , bē- \
bedighted or bedight; bedighting

Definition of bedight

First Known Use of bedight

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bedight

Middle English bydyghten, from by- be- + dighten "to array, dress" — more at dight

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“Bedight.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bedight. Accessed 23 Jan. 2021.

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