Bless vs Beg - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between bless and beg
is that bless
is injury, wound while beg
From (etyl) blessen, from (etyl) . More at bleed.
To make something blessed; to confer blessing upon.
To make the sign of the cross upon; to cross (oneself).
To praise, or glorify; to extol for excellences.
* Bible, Ps. ciii. 1
To esteem or account happy; to felicitate.
* Bible, Jer. iv. 3
- Bless the Lord, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name.
(obsolete) To wave; to brandish.
- The nations shall bless themselves in him.
- And burning blades about their heads do bless .
To turn (a reference) into an object.
(archaic) To secure, defend, or preserve from .
- Round his armed head his trenchant blade he blest .
- Bless' me ' from marrying a usurer.
- to bless' the doors ' from nightly harm
An ellipsis for an expression such as .
* 1998 , "Peter Coffey", New Alternative View Of Atomic Structure'' (on Internet newsgroup ''sci.chem )
* 2000 , "Hellraiser" (on Internet newsgroup uk.people.teens )
- Ah bless ! You must be the welcoming committee for anyone who dares express ignorance.
* 2001 , "Will", Am I still here?'' (on Internet newsgroup ''uk.religion.pagan )
- oh bless . *hug* that is not true. nobody here bears a grudge against 13 year old dear or against you.
- Aw bless ... have white chocolate fudge muffin....a new batch.... made them last night after Nigella....
From (etyl) (m), assimilation from (etyl) *.
to request the help of someone, often in the form of money
to plead with someone for help, a favor, etc.; to entreat
- He begged on the street corner from passers-by.
- I beg your pardon. I didn't mean to cause offence.
- He begged her to go to the prom with him .
* Bible, Matthew xxvii. 58
- I do beg your good will in this case.
* 1898 , , (Moonfleet) Chapter 5
- [Joseph] begged the body of Jesus.
to assume, in the phrase (beg the question)
(proscribed) to raise a question, in the phrase (beg the question)
(legal, obsolete) To ask to be appointed guardian for, or to ask to have a guardian appointed for.
- But that same day came Sam Tewkesbury to the Why Not? about nightfall, and begged a glass of rum, being, as he said, 'all of a shake'
- Else some will beg thee, in the court of wards.
* This is a catenative verb that takes the to infinitive . See
* (raise a question)
* beg the question
* go begging
* beg to differ
From (etyl) (m).
a provincial governor under the Ottoman Empire, a bey