bereft - Dictionary definition and meaning for word bereft
bereft = beer + left and therefore DEPRIVED of beer
a man deprived of something drinks BEER
He raped her and stole all her clothes, leaving her naked. He LEFT her BARE and F'd. She was BARE F'd.
bere +ft -> bare + foot : because the person is no longer having his/her slippers.
bereft can be relate to the berieved families to whom we extend condolence because they are deprived or their near and dear ones