Beshade Definition


To shadow; cast a shadow over.

Light Fumitory, Parsly, Burnet's blade, And winding leafe his crispy Locks beshade: Hee's light and lively, all in Turns and Tricks; In his great Round, hee many small doth mix... ― Guillaume de Salluste Du Bartas (translation by Joshua Sylvester, 1633)

Origin of Beshade

  • From Middle English bischaden, bischadewen, bischadowen, equivalent to be- +‎ shade and/or be- +‎ shadow. Cognate with Dutch beschaduwen (“to shade, shadow”), German beschatten (“to shadow”).

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