Bless vs Beg - What's the difference?

bless | beg |

As nouns the difference between bless and beg

is that bless is injury, wound while beg is .



Etymology 1

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).
  • (Holinshed)
  • To praise, or glorify; to extol for excellences.
  • * Bible, Ps. ciii. 1
  • Bless the Lord, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name.
  • To esteem or account happy; to felicitate.
  • * Bible, Jer. iv. 3
  • The nations shall bless themselves in him.
  • (obsolete) To wave; to brandish.
  • * Spenser
  • And burning blades about their heads do bless .
  • * Fairfax
  • Round his armed head his trenchant blade he blest .
  • To turn (a reference) into an object.
  • (archaic) To secure, defend, or preserve from .
  • * Shakespeare
  • Bless' me ' from marrying a usurer.
  • * Milton
  • to bless' the doors ' from nightly harm
    * curse * condemn * unbless

    Etymology 2

    An ellipsis for an expression such as .


    (en interjection)
  • (UK, informal)
  • * 1998 , "Peter Coffey", New Alternative View Of Atomic Structure'' (on Internet newsgroup ''sci.chem )
  • Ah bless ! You must be the welcoming committee for anyone who dares express ignorance.
  • * 2000 , "Hellraiser" (on Internet newsgroup uk.people.teens )
  • oh bless . *hug* that is not true. nobody here bears a grudge against 13 year old dear or against you.
  • * 2001 , "Will", Am I still here?'' (on Internet newsgroup ''uk.religion.pagan )
  • Aw bless ... have white chocolate fudge muffin....a new batch.... made them last night after Nigella....


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    (wikipedia beg)

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) (m), assimilation from (etyl) *.


  • to request the help of someone, often in the form of money
  • He begged on the street corner from passers-by.
  • to plead with someone for help, a favor, etc.; to entreat
  • I beg your pardon. I didn't mean to cause offence.
    He begged her to go to the prom with him .
  • * Shakespeare
  • I do beg your good will in this case.
  • * Bible, Matthew xxvii. 58
  • [Joseph] begged the body of Jesus.
  • * 1898 , , (Moonfleet) Chapter 5
  • 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'
  • 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.
  • * Harrington
  • Else some will beg thee, in the court of wards.
    Usage notes
    * This is a catenative verb that takes the to infinitive . See
    * (raise a question)
    Derived terms
    * beg the question * go begging * beg to differ

    See also


    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) (m).


    (en noun)
  • a provincial governor under the Ottoman Empire, a bey
  • Etymology 3