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  • Bebell Be*Bell Adjective

    1. Before the bell; syn: before. You better get to class bebell so you are not late.



    Origin:
    circa 2012. Modern English American English < blend of before and bell. O.E. beon, beom, bion "be, exist, come to be, become," from P.Gmc. *beo-, *beu-. This "b-root" is from PIE base *bheu-, *bhu- "grow, come into being, become," and in addition to the words in English it yielded German present first and second person sing. (Bin, bist, from O.H.G. bim "I am," bist "thou. O.E. belle, common North Sea Gmc. (cf. M.Du. belle, M.L.G. belle) but not found elsewhere in Gmc. (except as a borrowing), from PIE base *bhel- "to sound, roar." Statistical bell curve was coined 1870s in French. Bell, book, and candle is a reference to a form of excommunication. To ring a bell "awakenO.E. Belle, common North Sea Gmc. (cf. M.Du. belle, M.L.G. belle) but not found elsewhere in Gmc. (except as a borrowing), from PIE base *bhel- "to sound, roar." Statistical bell curve was coined 1870s in French. Bell, book, and candle is a reference to a form of excommunication. To ring a bell. Source: dictanary.com

    Be*bell*ed -adjective

    Be*bell*ing-adjective

    October 2, 2012

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