בגד ᴵ to betray, deceive, to act treacherously.
— Qal - בָּגַד he acted treacherously.
— Niph. - נִבְגַד he was betrayed. [Prob. denominated from בֶּגֶד ᴵ (= clothing, garment) and lit. meaning ‘to cover with, or as with, a garment’, ‘to conceal’. For sense development cp. מעל (= to act unfaithfully, to behave treacherously), which prob. derives from מְעִיל (= upper garment, coat); cp. also Arab. labisa (= he put on a dress, clothed, dressed), and labasa (= he disguised, he confused), labbasa (= tangle, confusion).] Derivatives: בֶּגֶד ᴵᴵ, בָּגוֹד, בּוֹגֵד, בֹּגְדוֹת, בְּגִידָה, בְּגִידוּת, בּוֹגְדָנִי.