(Be"hen Behn) n. [Per. & Ar. bahman, behmen, an herb, whose leaves resemble ears of corn, saffron.] (Bot.) (a) The Centaurea behen, or saw-leaved centaury. (b) The Cucubalus behen, or bladder campion, now called Silene inflata. (c) The Statice limonium, or sea lavender.

(Be*hest") n. [OE. biheste promise, command, AS. beh&aemacrs promise; pref. be- + h&aemacrs command. See Hest, Hight.]

1. That which is willed or ordered; a command; a mandate; an injunction.

To do his master's high behest.
Sir W. Scott.

2. A vow; a promise. [Obs.]

The time is come that I should send it her, if I keep the behest that I have made.

(Be*hest"), v. t. To vow. [Obs.] Paston.

(Be*hete") v. t. See Behight. [Obs.] Chaucer.

(Be*hight") v. t. [imp. Behight; p. p. Behight, Behoten.] [OE. bihaten, AS. behatan to vow, promise; pref. be- + hatan to call, command. See Hight, v.] [Obs. in all its senses.]

1. To promise; to vow.

Behight by vow unto the chaste Minerve.

2. To give in trust; to commit; to intrust.

The keys are to thy hand behight.

3. To adjudge; to assign by authority.

The second was to Triamond behight.

4. To mean, or intend.

More than heart behighteth.
Mir. for Mag.

5. To consider or esteem to be; to declare to be.

All the lookers-on him dead behight.

6. To call; to name; to address.

Whom . . . he knew and thus behight.

7. To command; to order.

He behight those gates to be unbarred.

(Be*hight"), n. A vow; a promise. [Obs.] Surrey.

(Be*hind") prep. [AS. behindan; pref. be- + hindan. See Hind, a.]

1. On the side opposite the front or nearest part; on the back side of; at the back of; on the other side of; as, behind a door; behind a hill.

A tall Brabanter, behind whom I stood.
Bp. Hall.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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