- From Middle English bispitten, equivalent to be- + spit. Compare bespet. (Wiktionary)
“And found there the blessed Denis preaching, and made him cruelly to be beaten, bespit and despised, and fast to be bounden with Rusticus and Eleutherius, and to be brought tofore him: And when he saw that the saints were constant and firm in the acknowledging of our Lord, he was much heavy and sorrowful.”
“And dye my cane-spear's joint in blood by wound of foe bespit:”
“And dye my cane-spear’s joint in blood by wound of foe bespit:”
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