• A wager, an agreement between two parties that a stake (usually money) will be paid by the loser to the winner (the winner being the one who correctly forecast the outcome of an event).
  • A degree of certainty.
  • Alternative of beth


  • To stake or pledge upon the outcome of an event; to wager.
  • To be sure of something; to be able to count on something.
  • To place money into the pot in order to require others do the same, usually only used for the first person to place money in the pot on each round.


  • From 16th-century criminal slang, likely from abet or Old English bætan ("to make {{l")}}; or from Old French abeter ("to entice"), from a- + beter; but in either case ultimately from Proto-Germanic. More at abet.
  • From Hebrew בית
  • Abbreviation.

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