Definition of bewit
: 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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