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- v. To weep over; weep for; weep about; deplore; lament.
- v. To bewet with tears, or as with tears.
- v. To weep.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To weep over; to deplore; to bedew with tears.
- intransitive v. To weep.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To weep over; deplore.
- To bedew or wet with tears; disfigure or mark with the signs of weeping.
- To weep; make lamentation.
From Middle English bewepen, biwepen, from Old English bewēpan ("to weep over, mourn, bewail"), from Proto-Germanic *biwōpijanan (“to weep over”), equivalent to be- + weep. Cognate with Old Frisian biwēpa ("to beweep"), Old Saxon biwōpian ("to beweep"). More at be-, weep. (Wiktionary)