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besom Explained

besom at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

O.E. besma "bundle of twigs" (used as a broom or a flail), from W.Gmc. *besmon (cf. O.Fris. besma, Ger. besen, Du. bezem), of unknown origin. ///

Besom at English => English (Eastons 1897 Bible) Of Explained:

inding, imperative, peremptory, stringent, severe, behooving, incumbent on, saddled with, due to, beholden to, bound to, indebted

Besom at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Besom \Be"som\, n. [OE. besme, besum, AS. besma; akin to D.
bezem, OHG pesamo, G. besen; of uncertain origin.]
A brush of twigs for sweeping; a broom; anything which sweeps
away or destroys. [Archaic or Fig.]

I will sweep it with the besom of destruction. --Isa.
xiv. 23.

The housemaid with her besom. --W. Irving.

Besom \Be"som\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Besomed}.]
To sweep, as with a besom. [Archaic or Poetic] --Cowper.

Rolls back all Greece, and besoms wide the plain.

besom at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n : a broom made of twigs tied together on a long handle

besom at English (WD) Of Explained:



From Inter: etyl » enm Inter: term » besme|lang=enm, Inter: term » beseme|lang=enm, from Inter: etyl » ang Inter: term » besma|lang=ang, Inter: term » besema||besom, broom, rod|lang=ang, from Inter: etyl » gem-pro|en Inter: recons » besmô|lang=gem-pro, Inter: recons » besamô||broom|lang=gem-pro, from Inter: etyl » ine-pro|en Inter: recons » bʰes-||to rub off, grind, sprinkle|lang=ine-pro. Cognate with Inter: etyl » sco|- Inter: term » besom|lang=sco, Inter: term » bisom||a sweeping implement, broom|lang=sco, Inter: etyl » fy|- Inter: term » biezem||broom|lang=fy, Inter: etyl » nl|- Inter: term » bezem||broom|lang=nl, Inter: etyl » nds|- Inter: term » bessen||broom|lang=nds, Inter: etyl » de|- Inter: term » Besen||broom|lang=de.


* Inter: X-SAMPA » /bi:"z@m/


Inter: en-nou » n
  • A broom made from a bundle of twigs tied onto a shaft.


    Inter: trans-top » broom
    • Bulgarian: метла (от пръчки)
    • Italian: Inter: t- » it|scopa di saggina

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|sguab|f

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

    See also

    * Inter: pedialite » besom broom


    Inter: en-ver » b
  • Inter: archaic » poetic To sweep.
    1. 1954, Inter: w » Dylan Thomas, Under Milk Wood'', page 13,
    2. : Now, in her iceberg-white, holily laundered crinoline nightgown, under virtuous polar sheets, in her spruced and scoured dust-defying bedroom in trig and trim Bay View, a house for paying guests at the top of the town, Mrs Ogmore-Prichard widow, twice, of Mr Ogmore, linolium, retired, and Mr Prichard, failed bookmaker, who maddened by besoming, swabbing and scrubbing, the voice of the vacuum-cleaner and the fume of polish, ironically swallowed disinfectant...


      * mebos, mobes

    Translation: et » besom
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    Translation: ro » besom
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    Translation: zh » besom