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Beldam

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An old woman; literally, a grandmother. The French also use bel age for old age.

“Old men and beldames in the streets

Do prophesy upon it dangerously.”


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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Begum
Behemoth (Hebrew)
Behmenists
Behram
Bejan
Bel-à-faire-peur
Bel Esprit (French)
Belch
Belcher
Beldam
Beleses
Belfast Regiment (The)
Bel-fires
Belford
Belfry
Belial (Hebrew)
Belinda
Belinuncia
Belisarius
Bell