bee englannista suomeksi
seura, talkoot, kilpailu
A flying insect, of the clade Anthophila within the hymenopteran superfamily Apoidea, known for its organised societies (though only a minority have them), for collecting pollen and (in some species) producing wax and honey.
1499, (w), ''The Bowge of Courte'':
- His face was belymmed as byes had him stounge(nb..).
1590, (w), ''The Faerie Queene'', III.12:
- An angry Wasp th'one in a viall had, / Th'other in hers an hony-laden Bee.
(RQ:Florio Montaigne Essayes)
- ''Where the Bee ſucks, there ſuck I,''
- ''In a Cowslip's|s bell, I lie,''
- ''On the Batt's|s backe I doe flie''
- '' after Sommer merrily.''
- ''Merrily, merrily, ſhall I liue now''
- ''Vnder the bloſſom that hangs on the Bow.''
2012, ‘Subtle poison’, ''The Economist'', 31 March:
- Bees pollinate many of the world’s crops—a service estimated to be worth $15 billion a year in America alone.
(senseid) A community gathering to share labour, e.g. a sewing bee or a quilting bee.
S. G. Goodrich
- The cellar (..) was dug by a bee in a single day.
1973, Alan Skeoch, Tony H. Smith, ''Canadians and their society'' (page 139)
- There was but little variation in types of buildings in the pioneer period: house, church, store, barn and mill were usually much alike except in size, and a raising bee was the ordinary means of their erection.
2011, Tim Blanning, "The reinvention of the night", ''Times Literary Supplement'', 21 Sep 2011:
- Particularly resistant, for example, in many parts of northern Europe was the “spinning bee”, a nocturnal gathering of women to exchange gossip, stories, refreshment and – crucially – light and heat, as they spun wool or flax, knitted or sewed.
1658, Sir Thomas Browne, ''Urne-Burial'', Penguin 2005, page 16:
- ...restoring unto the world much gold richly adorning his Sword, two hundred Rubies, many hundred Imperial Coynes, three hundred golden Bees, the bones and horseshoe of his horse enterred with him...
(obsolete spelling of)
1604 Reverend Cawdrey ''Table Aleph''
- held that a ‘Nicholaitan is an heretike, like Nicholas, who held that wiues should bee common to all alike.’
(inflection of); been
''Cride out, Now now Sir knight, shew what ye bee,''
lineage, family line
it must, it is necessary that
they (fem. or mixed gender)
baa (sound of a sheep)
A (l) (gloss)