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Definition of be- in English:


Forming verbs:
2(Added to intransitive verbs) expressing transitive action: bemoan
3(Added to adjectives and nouns) expressing transitive action: befool befriend
4(Added to nouns) affect with: befog
4.1(Added to adjectives) cause to be: befoul
5(Forming adjectives ending in -ed) having; covered with: bejewelled


Old English, weak form of 'by'.

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