bewit

noun bew·it \ˈbyü-ət\
variants: or

bewet

\ˈbyü-ət\

Definition of bewit

plural

-s

  1. :  a slip of leather by which bells are fastened to a hawk's leg in falconry

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Origin and Etymology of bewit

Middle English bewette, from Middle French buie, beue fetter (from Latin bojae, plural, neck-collar, from (assumed) Greek boeiai, from feminine plural of boeios of an ox, from bous ox, cow) + Middle English -ette -et — more at cow


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