transitive verb

past tense or past participle behight or behighted also behote; present third singular behighteth
obsolete : promise
obsolete : command
obsolete : call, name

Word History


Middle English behighten, beheten, alteration (influenced by behight, behet, past of behoten) of behoten, from Old English behātan

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“Behight.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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