Origin of beagleMiddle English begle from uncertain or unknown; perhaps Middle French bee gueule, literally , wide throat from Old French béer, baer, baier (see bay), to gape + gueule, throat from Classical Latin gula: see gullet
Origin of beagleMiddle English begle possibly from Old French bee gueule loudmouth beer to gape ( variant of baer ; see bay 2. ) gueule gullet ( from Latin gula )
(third-person singular simple present beagles, present participle beagling, simple past and past participle beagled)
- To hunt with beagles.
From Middle English begle. Origin uncertain, possibly from Middle French beegueule, from beer (variation of bayer) + gueule. The French bigle is from the English.
- Africa; Australia (Beagle Bay, native settlement).
- " Adventure" and " Beagle" (1839); Darwin, Voyage of a Naturalist round the World (1845); S.
- (c) Dogs which find and also kill their game - the bloodhound, the foxhound, the harrier, the beagle, the otterhound, the fox terrier and the truffle dog.
- " Beagle " found putrid musselshells still adhering to the rocks io ft.
- Although on ordinary maps this region presents to the eye a hopelessly confused aggregate of islands, channels and fjord-like inlets, it is nevertheless clearly disposed in three main sections: (1) the main island; (2) the islands to the south, from which it is separated by Beagle Channel; (3) the islands to the west, marked off from those to the south by the Brecknock Peninsula.