Bely vs Beely - What's the difference?

bely | beely |

As verbs the difference between bely and beely

is that bely is while beely is .

As an adjective beely is

of, relating to or pertaining to bees; apian.

As an adverb beely is

in a beely or beelike manner.




  • *{{quote-book, year=1811, author=Jane Austen, title=Sense and Sensibility, chapter=, edition= citation
  • , passage=This woman of whom he writes--whoever she be--or any one, in short, but your own dear self, mama, and Edward, may have been so barbarous to bely me. }}
  • *{{quote-book, year=1871, author=Catullus, title=The Poems and Fragments of Catullus, chapter=, edition= citation
  • , passage=So he'll quickly devour the way, if only He's no booby; for all a snowy maiden Chide imperious, and her hands around him Both in jealousy clasp'd, refuse departure. 10 She, if only report the truth bely not, Doats, as hardly within her own possession. 3. }}
  • *{{quote-book, year=1918, author=J. Arthur Gibbs, title=A Cotswold Village, chapter=, edition= citation
  • , passage=And here it may be said that Tom Peregrine's name did not bely him. }}
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  • beely


    Etymology 1

    From .


  • Of, relating to or pertaining to bees; apian.
  • * 1877 , Elizabeth Anna Hart, Silver wings and golden scales :
  • As for bees, we cannot accuse them of silence, as the peculiar buzzing-sound they make in flying, [...] and which is so very agreeable to our ears when its gentle monotony enlivens the calm of the warm summer air, is, we may hope, a cheerful accompaniment to all beely labours, and as pleasant to those who make it as our voices are to us, [...]
  • * 1950 , Gleanings in bee culture:
  • With their countenance' spaces Planned for beely enterprise [...]


  • In a beely or beelike manner.
  • * 1965 , Murray Hoyt, The world of bees :
  • His effort is to come as near 100 percent as is humanly (and beely ) possible.

    Etymology 2

    Variation of belie.


  • * 1813 , Matteo Bandello, Joseph Haslewood, Giovanni Boccaccio, Palace of pleasure :
  • And were it not that I haue a desire in nothing to beely the author, and lesse will to leaue that which he had wrytten vpon the miserable end [...]