Origin of Bestrew
From Middle English bistrewen, from Old English bestrēowian (“to bestrew, besprinkle”), equivalent to be- + strew. Cognate with Dutch bestrooien (“to sprinkle, bestrew”), German bestreuen (“to sprinkle, cover”), Swedish beströ (“to strew, sprinkle, scatter”).
Middle English bistrewen from Old English bestrēowian be- be- strēowian to strew strew
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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