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beldam


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Beldam  \Bel"dam\  Beldame  \Bel"dame\,  n.  [Pref.  bel-,  denoting 
  relationship  +  dame  mother:  cf  F.  belledame  fair  lady,  It 
  belladonna.  See  {Belle},  and  {Dame}.] 
  1.  Grandmother;  --  corresponding  to  belsire. 
 
  To  show  the  beldam  daughters  of  her  daughter. 
  --Shak. 
 
  2.  An  old  woman  in  general;  especially,  an  ugly  old  woman;  a 
  hag. 
 
  Around  the  beldam  all  erect  they  hang.  --Akenside. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  beldam 
  n  1:  an  ugly  evil-looking  old  woman  [syn:  {hag},  {beldame},  {witch}, 
  {crone}] 
  2:  a  woman  of  advanced  age  [syn:  {beldame}] 




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