2. Verb. (transitive) To give a gift or gifts to; bestow or present with gifts. ¹
3. Verb. (transitive) To give as a gift. ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Definition of Begift
1. to present with gifts [v -ED, -ING, -S]
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Begift
Literary usage of Begift
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1. Teutonic mythology by Jacob Grimm, James Steven Stallybrass (1882)
"elements, by storms, &c., is ascribed to them. Like the Fates, they begift the newborn : three ... begift ..."
2. Cinderella: Three Hundred and Forty-five Variants of Cinderella, Catskin by Marian Roalfe Cox (1893)
"Hides behind kneading- trough—Animal witness (dog)—Giantesses begift ... releasing five toads, four of whom begift her with beauty ; but one, ..."
3. An Alphabetical List of English Words Occurring in the Literature of the by Philological Society (Great Britain), Philological Society (Great Britain (1861)
"... va 3 begift, (pret.), gave, H. 1307 begin, va 1, 2, 3 1362 1500 begin the dais, begin the board 1 1298 begin, vn 1, 2, 3 1380 1480 begin at 1 1713 begin ..."
4. Diary of Gideon Welles, Secretary of the Navy Under Lincoln and Johnson by Gideon Welles (1911)
"begift- ning with the false assertion that the speech was prepared two months ago, and continuing with the equally false assurance that an interlude, ..."
5. Mr. Punch's History of Modern England by Charles Larcom Graves (1922)
"Mit our Army-Service system I'll begift you by-and-by, And mit all the priceless blessings of our Hohe Polizei. ..."
6. The Nine Books of the Danish History of Saxo Grammaticus by Frederick York Powell, Saxo (1905)
"They sometimes meet heroes, as they met Helgi in the Eddie Lay (Helgi and Sigrun Lay), and help or begift them; they prepare the magic broth for Balder, ..."