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3 letters words from 'beg'

BEG 6 

2 letters words from 'beg'

BE 4 

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Definitions and meaning of beg

beg

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation, General American) IPA(key): /bɛɡ/
  • Rhymes: -ɛɡ

Etymology 1

From Middle English beggen, assimilation from Old English *becgan, *bedcan, *bedican, syncopated variants of bedecian (to beg), perhaps from Proto-Germanic *bedagô (petitioner; requestor; beggar), from *bedą, *bedō (prayer; request). Related to North Frisian bēdagi (to pray), Gothic 𐌱𐌹𐌳𐌰𐌲𐍅𐌰 (bidagwa, beggar), Old English biddan (to ask). More at bid, bead. See Norwegian Bokmål be (beg, ask).

Verb

beg (third-person singular simple present begs, present participle begging, simple past and past participle begged)

  1. (intransitive) To request the help of someone, often in the form of money.
  2. (transitive) To plead with someone for help, a favor, etc.; to entreat.
    Synonym: supplicate
    • [Joseph] begged the body of Jesus.
    • 1898, J. Meade Falkner, Moonfleet Chapter 5
      But that same day came Sam Tewkesbury to the Why Not? about nightfall, and begged a glass of rum, being, as he said, 'all of a shake' [...]
  3. (transitive) In the phrase beg the question: to assume.
  4. (transitive, proscribed) In the phrase beg the question: to raise (a question).
    Antonym: set aside
  5. (transitive, law, obsolete) To ask to be appointed guardian for, or to ask to have a guardian appointed for.
    • a. 1612, John Harington, Epigrams
      Else some will beg thee, in the court of wards.
Usage notes

This is a catenative verb that takes the to infinitive. See Appendix:English catenative verbs

Derived terms
  • beg the question
  • beg to differ
  • go begging
  • soft begging
Translations

Noun

beg (plural begs)

  1. The act of begging; an imploring request.

See also

  • beggar

Etymology 2

From Ottoman Turkish بك(beg).

Noun

beg (plural begs)

  1. A provincial governor under the Ottoman Empire; a bey.
Translations

Etymology 3

Noun

beg

  1. (knitting) Abbreviation of beginning.
    • 2005, DRG Dynamic Resource, House of White Birches, Big Book of Knit Hats & Scarves for Everyone (page 34)
      Knit with MC until work measures 3 inches from beg.

Further reading

  • beg on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

Anagrams

  • GBE, GEB, Gbe, Geb, bge

Dutch

Etymology

Borrowed from Ottoman Turkish بك(beg).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /bɛx/
  • Hyphenation: beg

Noun

beg m (plural begs)

  1. (historical) Alternative form of bei.

Malay

Etymology

Borrowed from English bag.

Noun

beg (Jawi spelling بيݢ)

  1. bag

Manx

Etymology

From Old Irish bec, from Proto-Celtic *bikkos (small).

Adjective

beg (plural beggey, comparative loo, superlative sloo)

  1. small

Mutation

References

  • Gregory Toner, Maire Ní Mhaonaigh, Sharon Arbuthnot, Dagmar Wodtko, Maire-Luise Theuerkauf, editors (2019) , “bec”, in eDIL: Electronic Dictionary of the Irish Language

Serbo-Croatian

Etymology

borrowed from Ottoman Turkish بك(ruler)

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /bêɡ/

Noun

bȅg m (Cyrillic spelling бе̏г)

  1. (regional) master, lord

Declension

Derived terms

  • bekstvo
  • bežanje
  • prebeg

References

  • “beg” in Hrvatski jezični portal

Slovene

Etymology 1

From Proto-Slavic *běgъ.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /béːk/

Noun

bẹ̑g m inan

  1. run
  2. getaway
  3. escape
  4. withdrawal
  5. (phrase) flight
Inflection

Etymology 2

From Turkish bey.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /béːk/

Noun

bẹ̑g m anim

  1. bey (Turkish governor)
Inflection

Further reading

  • beg”, in Slovarji Inštituta za slovenski jezik Frana Ramovša ZRC SAZU, portal Fran

Volapük

Etymology

Borrowed from English beg.

Noun

beg (nominative plural begs)

  1. request, an action of begging

Declension


Zhuang

Etymology

From Chinese (MC bˠæk̚).

Pronunciation

  • (Standard Zhuang) IPA(key): /peːk˧/
  • Tone numbers: beg8
  • Hyphenation: beg

Adjective

beg (Sawndip form , old orthography beg)

  1. (bound) white

Adverb

beg (Sawndip form , old orthography beg)

  1. in vain; for nothing
  2. for free; free of charge

Source: wiktionary.org
  • to ask for.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)