Origin: AmFr béguine < Fr béguin, infatuation, fancy (< phr. avoir un béguin pour, to have a fancy for); earlier, a child's cap with strings, orig., a nun's cap < OFr Béguine: see Beguine
Origin: MFr beguine < OFr < begard: see beg
See beguine in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: French (West Indies) béguine
Origin: , from French béguin, hood, flirtation
Origin: , from beguine, Beguine; see Beguine.
Origin: Middle English begine
Origin: , from Old French beguine
Origin: , from Middle Dutch beg-
Origin: , root of beggaert, one who rattles off prayers.