from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To occur; betide.
- adv. betimes
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adv. In good season or time; before it is late; seasonably; early.
- adv. In a short time; soon; speedily; forth with.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Older form of betimes.
From Middle English bitimen ("to happen"), equivalent to be- + time. Compare betide. (Wiktionary)
From Middle English by-tyme ("by time"), equivalent to by + time. (Wiktionary)