Bewist meaning

(Now chiefly UK dialectal) Food; provision; victual; a living.
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(Now chiefly UK dialectal) State or condition of life.
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(Now chiefly UK dialectal) Abiding; dwelling; sojourn; living.
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(Now chiefly UK dialectal) Dwelling-place; abode; habitation.
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Origin of bewist

  • From Middle English biwist, biwest, from Old English bīwist (“sustenance, food, provision, necessaries”), equivalent to be- +‎ wist, or by- +‎ wist (“being”). More at be-, was.

    From Wiktionary