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Webster's Dictionary [1]

(1): (v. i.) To ask alms or charity, especially to ask habitually by the wayside or from house to house; to live by asking alms.

(2): (n.) A title of honor in Turkey and in some other parts of the East; a bey.

(3): (v. t.) To ask earnestly for; to entreat or supplicate for; to beseech.

(4): (v. t.) To ask for as a charity, esp. to ask for habitually or from house to house.

(5): (v. t.) To make petition to; to entreat; as, to beg a person to grant a favor.

(6): (v. t.) To take for granted; to assume without proof.

(7): (v. t.) To ask to be appointed guardian for, or to ask to have a guardian appointed for.

Easton's Bible Dictionary [2]

 Exodus 23:11 Deuteronomy 15:11 Leviticus 19:10 Deuteronomy 12:12 14:29 Psalm 37:25 109:10

In the New Testament we find not seldom mention made of beggars ( Mark 10:46;  Luke 16:20,21;  Acts 3:2 ), yet there is no mention of such a class as vagrant beggars, so numerous in the East. "Beggarly," in  Galatians 4:9 , means worthless.

King James Dictionary [3]

BEG , n. In the Turkish dominions, a governor of a town or country more particularly, the lord of a sangiac or banner. Every province is divided into seven sangiacs or banners, each of which qualifies a bey and these are commanded by the governor of the province, called begler-beg or lord of all the beys. Each beg has the command of a certain number of spahis, or horse, denominated


In Tunis, the beg or bey is the prince or king, answering to the dey of Algiers.

In Egypt, the begs are twelve generals who command the militia, or standing forces of the kingdom.

Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature [4]