Definitions for bequeath
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word bequeath.
bequeath, will, leaveverb
leave or give by will after one's death
"My aunt bequeathed me all her jewelry"; "My grandfather left me his entire estate"
To give or leave by will; to give by testament; especially of personal property.
To hand down; to transmit.
To give; to offer; to commit.
Etymology: From bequethen, from becweþan, equivalent to.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
To leave by will to another.
Etymology: cwiw, Sax. a will.
She had never been disinherited of that goodly portion, which nature had so liberally bequeathed to her. Philip Sidney.
Let’s choose executors, and talk of wills;
And yet not so —— for what can we bequeath,
Save our deposed bodies to the ground? William Shakespeare, Richard II.
My father bequeath’d me by will but a poor thousand crowns. William Shakespeare, As you like it.
Methinks this age seems resolved to bequeath posterity somewhat to remember it. Joseph Glanvill, Scepsis, c. 21.
For you, whom best I love and value most,
But to your service I bequeath my ghost. John Dryden, Fables.
to give or leave by will; to give by testament; -- said especially of personal property
to hand down; to transmit
to give; to offer; to commit
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
be-kwēth′, v.t. to leave personal property by will to another: to transmit to posterity, to leave behind: to commit or entrust to any one.—adj. Bequeath′able.—ns. Bequeath′al, Bequeath′ment. [A.S. becweðan; pfx. be-,and cweðan, to say. See Quoth.]
The numerical value of bequeath in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of bequeath in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
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- vermachen, vererben, hinterlassen, testamentarisch hinterlassenGerman
- legar, dar, ceder, otorgar, confiar, conferir, dejar, heredar, transmitir, pasarSpanish
- testamentata, luovuttaaFinnish
- passer, donner, léguer, offrir, transmettreFrench
- वसीयत में देनाHindi
- legare, donare, offrire, trasmettere, lasciare in eredità, tramandareItalian
- wira, whakahekeMāori
- overdragen, nalaten, aanbieden, legateren, doorgevenDutch
- transmitir, legarPortuguese
- testamentera, lämna i arv, efterlämnaSwedish
- mirasla bırakmak, vasiyetle bırakmak, vasiyet etmekTurkish
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