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- v. To sing of or sing about; celebrate in song or poetry; sing the praises of; praise; laud.
- v. To sing to.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To sing about; celebrate in song.
From Middle English besingen, from Old English besingan ("to sing of, bewail, sing charms, enchant"), from Proto-Germanic *bisingwanan (“to sing about”), equivalent to be- (“of, about”) + sing. Cognate with Dutch bezingen ("to sing of, chant"), German besingen ("to sing of, sing the praises of"), Swedish besjunga ("to sing of"). (Wiktionary)