• IPA: /bəˈtaɪd/

betide (betides, present participle betiding; past and past participle betid)

  1. (transitive) To happen unto; to befall.
    • circa 1595 William Shakespeare, Richard II (play), Act III scene ii:
      More health and happiness betide my liege / Than can my care-tuned tongue deliver him!
  2. (intransitive) To happen; to take place; to bechance or befall.
    • circa 1610-11 William Shakespeare, The Tempest, Act I scene ii:
      […] Wipe thou thine eyes; have comfort.
      The direful spectacle of the wreck, which touch'd
      The very virtue of compassion in thee,
      I have with such provision in mine art
      So safely order'd that there is no soul,
      No, not so much perdition as an hair
      Betid to any creature in the vessel
      Which thou heard'st cry, which thou saw'st sink. […]
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