variants or bewet
plural -s
: a slip of leather by which bells are fastened to a hawk's leg in falconry

Word History


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

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“Bewit.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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