from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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)



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