14th century, in the meaning defined above
Middle English bespreynt, from past participle of besprengen to besprinkle, from Old English besprengan, from be- + sprengan to scatter; akin to Old English springan to spring
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“Besprent.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/besprent. Accessed 24 Jan. 2022.
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