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1. bẹ̄ n.

44 quotations in 3 senses
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(a) A bee; esp., the honey bee (Apis mellifera); bike (gadering, swarm) of ben (bes), a swarm of bees; king of ben, king of the bees, i.e. the queen bee; bisi be, as bisi as bes; (b) be drumbel, fals

2. bẹ̄-wǒrt n.

Additional spellings: bewort
7 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) The common balm Melissa officinalis or some plant resembling it;(b) ?the sweet flag (Acorus calamus); (c) a kind of thistle; ?Onopordium acanthium.

3. bẹ̄n v.

1164 quotations in 17 senses
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(a) To be, exist, live; there is (was, were, etc.); that was, who formerly lived, now dead; if his liking be, if it be his will; if (sth.) ne were, if (sth.) had not been, if it were not for (sth.)…