beheten etymology

Middle English word beheten comes from English besmirch, Old English hatan

Detailed word origin of beheten

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
besmirch English (eng) (transitive) To tarnish something, especially someone's reputation; to debase.. (transitive, literary) To make dirty; to soil.
hatan Old English (ang) (intransitive) to be called or named. To call or name. To order, command.
hight English (eng) (archaic) Called, named. (archaic, dialectal) To command; to enjoin.. (archaic, intransitive) To be called or named.. (archaic, transitive) To call, name.
behātan Old English (ang)
behoten Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as beheten

Descendants of hatan
behiȝt behoten