Origin: ME biquest < be-, be- + OE -quiss, a saying < cwethan, to speak (see quoth); -t is unhistoric
See bequest in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English biquest (influenced by biquethen, to bequeath)
Origin: : bi-, be-
Origin: + quist, will (from Old English -cwis, as in andcwis, answer; see gwet- in Indo-European roots).
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