• The act of begging; an imploring request.
  • A provincial governor under the Ottoman Empire; a bey.
  • Abbreviation of [[beginning#Noun


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

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