(third-person singular simple present beweeps, present participle beweeping, simple past and past participle bewept)
- To weep over; weep for; weep about; deplore; lament.
- To bewet with tears, or as with tears.
- (intransitive) To weep.
From Middle English bewepen, biwepen, from Old English bewēpan (“to weep over, mourn, bewail”), from Proto-Germanic *biwōpijaną (“to weep over”), equivalent to be- + weep. Cognate with Old Frisian biwēpa (“to beweep”), Old Saxon biwōpian (“to beweep”). More at be-, weep.