Bes


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Bes

 (bĕs)
n. Mythology
The Egyptian god of music and revelry and the guardian deity of women in labor, often depicted as a dwarf.

[Egyptian bs.]

Bes

(bɛs)
n
(Non-European Myth & Legend) an ancient Egyptian god represented as a grotesque hairy dwarf: the patron of music and pleasure

beth

(beɪs, beɪt, bɛt)

also bet



n.
the second letter of the Hebrew alphabet.
[1905–10; < Hebrew bēth literally, house; see beta]
References in classic literature ?
This was a small copy of one of the ancient Egyptian gods--that of Bes, who represented the destructive power of nature.
He was conscious of being still asleep, and of acting rather in obedience to some unseen and unknown command than in accordance with any reasonable plan, to be followed by results which he understood.
Having obtained a light, he discovered this to be a glass wheel, part of an elaborate piece of mechanism which he must in his sleep have taken from the chest, which was now opened.
The almost vanished flowers in the carpet-pattern, she conceived to be newly hideous.
So the longer I went to school the easier it got to be.
I started out, after breakfast, feeling worried and shaky, and wondering where it was going to fall on me, and what it was going to be.
There is this trouble about special providences--namely, there is so often a doubt as to which party was intended to be the beneficiary.
When he got to be old enough to begin to toddle about and say broken words and get an idea of what his hands were for, he was a more consummate pest than ever.
The work to be done in order to lift these people up seemed almost beyond accomplishing.
Of one thing I felt more strongly convinced than ever, after spending this month in seeing the actual life of the coloured people, and that was that, in order to lift them up, something must be done more than merely to imitate New England education as it then existed.
He had come to settle there under circumstances not at all myste- rious--he used to be very communicative about them at the time--but extremely morbid and un- reasonable.
Her hands would be red with the bit of washing she had done, but her forearms were white and shapely, and she would look at her father's landlord in silence--in an informed silence which had an air of knowledge, expectation and desire.