begalewen etymology

Middle English word begalewen comes from English besmirch, English gallow ((obsolete) To frighten or terrify.)

Detailed word origin of begalewen

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
besmirch English (eng) (transitive) To tarnish something, especially someone's reputation; to debase.. (transitive, literary) To make dirty; to soil.
gallow English (eng) (obsolete) To frighten or terrify.
begalewen Middle English (enm)