beckoned


beckoned

verb (used with or without object)

  1. to signal, summon, or direct by a gesture of the head or hand.
  2. to lure; entice.

noun

  1. a nod, gesture, etc., that signals, directs, summons, indicates agreement, or the like.

verb

  1. to summon with a gesture of the hand or head
  2. to entice or lure

noun

  1. a summoning gesture
v.

Old English gebecnian (West Saxon beacnian) “to make a mute sign,” derivative of beacen “a sign, beacon,” from Proto-Germanic *bauknjan (cf. Old Saxon boknian, Old High German bouhnen), from PIE root *bha- “to shine” (see beacon). Related: Beckoned; beckoning. The noun is attested from 1718, from the verb.

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