Be it ever so humble, there is...


Could you please shed some light on the bold part? Is it old English?

Be it ever so humble, there is no place like home.”


Hi Tom,

This be it ever so humble is an example of the subjunctive and means: It doesn’t matter how modest it is. You could check on my piece on the subjunctive at:

ESL Lesson: Subjunctive

The line comes from an old song but I don’t know the origin.