Befight meaning

(obsolete) To deprive of by fighting.
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(dialectal or obsolete) To fight against; contend; do battle with.
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Origin of befight

  • From Middle English *befighten, *befeghten, from Old English befeohtan (“to take by fighting”), equivalent to be- +‎ fight. Cognate with Dutch bevechten (“to fight, combat”), Middle High German bevehten.

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