behoten etymology

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

Detailed word origin of behoten

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

Words with the same origin as behoten

Descendants of hatan
beheten behiȝt