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2 letters words from 'bes'

BE 4ES 2

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Definitions and meaning of bes

bes

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /biːz/
  • Rhymes: -iːz
  • Homophone: bees

Verb

bes

  1. (now chiefly dialectal) Third-person singular simple present indicative form of be
  2. (dialectal, nonstandard) Present tense inflected form of be: am or are.

Usage notes

Into the Early Modern English period, be was still sometimes inflected like regular verbs in the ordinary present indicative (i.e. "they be", in addition to "they are"), although "he bes" was uncommon (compare "he beeth"). Today, such inflected forms are limited to the alternate, dynamic / lexical conjugation of be described in its Usage notes.

Synonyms

  • is

References

Anagrams

  • BSE, EBs, ESB, EbS, SEB, SbE, Seb

Aromanian

Alternative forms

  • besu

Etymology

Probably from a Vulgar Latin vissiō (attested in glosses). Compare Romanian băși, băs.

Verb

bes (past participle bishitã)

  1. I fart.

Related terms

  • bishiri / bishire
  • bishit
  • bishinã
  • bishinedz

Balinese

Conjunction

bes

  1. too (as in too hard, too much etc.)
    bes joh
    too far (away)

Balinese Index


Catalan

Etymology 1

Noun

bes

  1. plural of be

Etymology 2

From a variant of Old Occitan [Term?], from Vulgar Latin *baisu(m), from Latin basium, from Proto-Indo-European *bu. Compare Occitan bais, Spanish beso, Italian bacio.

Noun

bes m (plural besos)

  1. kiss
Synonyms
  • petó
  • besada
Related terms
  • besar

Etymology 3

From Latin versus. Doublet of vers.

Noun

bes m (plural bessos)

  1. (nautical) strip of cloth used as part of a sail or a flag

Further reading

  • “bes” in Diccionari de la llengua catalana, segona edició, Institut d’Estudis Catalans.

Chipewyan

Noun

bes

  1. knife

Cornish

Alternative forms

  • bys

Etymology

From Proto-Brythonic *bɨd, from Proto-Celtic *bitus.

Pronunciation

  • (Revived Late Cornish) IPA(key): [beːz]

Noun

bes m (plural besow)

  1. (Revived Late Cornish) world

Mutation


Dutch

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /bɛs/
  • Hyphenation: bes
  • Rhymes: -ɛs

Etymology 1

From Middle Dutch bes, from Old Dutch besi, from Proto-Germanic *basją. Compare English berry, Gothic 𐍅𐌴𐌹𐌽𐌰𐌱𐌰𐍃𐌹 (weinabasi, grape).

Noun

bes f (plural bessen, diminutive besje n)

  1. berry
Synonyms
  • bei
  • bees
  • bezie
Derived terms

Etymology 2

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Noun

bes f (plural bessen, diminutive besje n)

  1. (music) B flat

Etymology 3

Backformation from besje, from older bestje, from bestemoer or bestemoeder (grandma, old woman).

Alternative forms

  • best

Noun

bes f (plural bessen, diminutive besje n)

  1. (chiefly diminutive) an old woman

Kashubian

Etymology

From Proto-Slavic *bъzъ.

Noun

bes m

  1. elder (Sambucus)

Latin

Etymology

From a derivative of *duō (two) (compare bis) + as

Pronunciation

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /bes/, [bɛs]
  • (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /bes/, [bɛs]

Noun

bes m (genitive bessis); third declension

  1. two-thirds, or a two-thirds part of any unit
  2. a coin worth two-thirds of an as

Declension

Third-declension noun (i-stem).

References

  • bes in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette

Middle English

Etymology

A version of bith with the third-person singular ending replaced with -es as in other verbs (in some dialects) and the vowel of the infinitive been leveled in.

Verb

bes

  1. Alternative form of bith

Norwegian Bokmål

Verb

bes

  1. passive form of be

Old Irish

Alternative forms

  • bas

Verb

bes

  1. third-person singular present subjunctive relative of is

Papiamentu

Etymology

From Portuguese vez and Spanish vez and Kabuverdianu vés.

Noun

bes

  1. times as in "three times is too much"
  2. occasion, instance

Serbo-Croatian

Alternative forms

  • (Ijekavian): bijȇs

Etymology

From Proto-Slavic *běsъ (evil spirit).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /bêːs/

Noun

bȇs m (Cyrillic spelling бе̑с)

  1. rage
  2. fury
  3. madness
  4. mania
  5. tantrum
  6. wildness
  7. ferocity
  8. rampage

Declension


Spanish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /bes/
  • Homophones: ves, vez (non-Castilian)

Noun

bes

  1. plural of be

Swedish

Verb

bes

  1. infinitive passive of be.
  2. present tense passive of be.

Tagalog

Etymology

From English best friend

Noun

bes

  1. (informal, familiar, colloquial) best friend

See also

  • matalik na kaibigan
  • beshie

Source: wiktionary.org
  • the second letter of the Hebrew alphabet.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)