be-swícan
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Strong
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be-swícan
bi-swícan; ic -swíce, ðú -swícest, -swícst, he -swíceþ, -swícþ, pl. -swícaþ; p. -swác, pl. -swicon; pp. -swicen; v. a. [be by, swícan to deceive] To deceive, entice, seduce, delude, betray, offend, supplant, weaken, evade; decipere, illicere, seducere, illudere, prodere, scandalizare, supplantare, deficere, evadere He ongan sirwan hú he hine beswícan mihte he began to plot how he might deceive him, Ors. 1, 12; Bos. 35, 19 : Cd. 23; Th. 29, 17; Gen. 451. Hý beswícaþ weardas the guardians deceive them, Exon. 116 a; Th. 446, 2; Dóm. 16 : Ps. Th. 61, 9. Ne beswíc ðú ðínne néxtan deceive not thy neighbour, Lev. 19, 11. Me nædre beswác the serpent deceived me, Cd. 42; Th. 55, 20; Gen. 897 : Exon. 61 b; Th. 226, 30; Ph. 413 : Andr. Kmbl. 1226; An. 613. We beswicon [MS. beswican] us sylfe we have deceived ourselves, Exon. 121 a; Th. 464, 31; Hö. 96. Hycgaþ hú ge hí beswícen think how ye may deceive them, Cd. 22; Th. 28, 9; Gen. 433. Mid gedwolan beswicen errore deceptus, Deut. 30, 17 : Exon. 97 a; Th. 363, 20; Wal. 56. Ge sind beswicene ye are deceived, Andr. Kmbl. 1489; An. 746. Ic beswíce illicio, Ælfc. Gr. 28, 5; Som. 31, 67. Gif hwá fǽmnan beswíce unbeweddode if any one entice an unbetrothed woman, L. Alf. 29; Th. i. 52, 5. Feóndas sóþfæstra sáwle willaþ beswícan fiends will seduce the souls of the righteous, Exon. 41 a; Th. 136, 12; Gú. 540. Wæs he beswicen fram his wífe ab uxore sua seductus est, Bd. 2, 15; S. 518, 29 : Cd. 26; Th. 33, 32; Gen. 529. Hiora ealdormen wǽron beswicene principes eorum seducti sunt, Ps. Th. 106, 39. Forðamðe ðú me beswice quia illusisti mihi, Num. 22, 29. Sindon ge beswicene ye are deluded, Exon. 41 b; Th. 139, 22; Gú. 597. Us Godríc hæfþ beswicene Godric has betrayed us, Byrht. Th. 138, 51; By. 238. Ðæt eów beswícþ hoc vos scandalizat? Jn. Bos. 6, 61 : Mt. Bos. 18, 6. Ða ðe þohton beswícan færelde míne qui cogitaverunt supplantare gressus meos, Ps. Spl. 139, 5. Úton acræftan hú we heora mágon [MS. magan] beswícan let us plan how we can weaken them, Ors. 2, 5; Bos. 47, 20. Ne mæg hit wildeór beswícan a wild beast cannot evade it, Salm. Kmbl. 572; Sal. 285. Ðú hafast ðínra feónda handa beswicene hostium manus evasisti, Bd. 2, 12; S. 515, 23.
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