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bæc

  • noun [ masculinefeminineneuter ]
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Wright's OE grammar
§54; §292; §310; §345;
Grammar
bæc, bec; m. n.: bæce, bece; m.: bæc(c); f. A beck, brook. The word, which seems to occur only in lists of boundaries in charters (except in wíl-bec?), appears with varying gender and declension. bæc; m.
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  • In baka brycge; of baka brycge,

      C. D. iii. 386, 15.
  • In ðá bakas; of ðám bakan,

      382, 7: 386, 11.
bæc, bec; n.
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  • On ðæt heówbec; andlang heówbeces,

      C. D. iii. 135, 16.
  • On ðæt heówbæc; of ðám heówbæce, v. 358, 22.
  • On ðæt bec; ðonne andlang ðæs becæs; of ðǽm bæce . . . tó ðám eástran bæce; ðonne andlang bæces,

      207, 16-20.
  • On ꝥ bec; siþþan andlang beces, on Tæmese,

      Cht. E. 294, 27.
bece, bæce; m.
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  • In Coddan hrycges bece; andlang beces,

      C. D. iii. 461, 21.
  • In wynnabæce; of wynnabæce . . . in foxbæce; of foxbæce,

      386, 9, 16.
  • Ymbe heáfca bæce; of þan bæce,

      121, 16.
  • In earna bæce; andlang bæces . . . æft on earna bæce, v. 121,

      4, 11.
  • In beka brycge; of becha brycge (cf. 386, 15

    above

    ), iii.
      382, 11.
  • On ðá lytlan becas . . .; of grindlesbece,

      80, 4.
bæc(c); f.
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  • On cyrtwara bæc; andlang cyt*-*wara bæcce (cf. in another copy of the same boundaries

    Of citwara beca . . . on citwara mearce; andlang bæces tó citwara becon, v. 358,

      7, 27), C. D. iii. 135, 23.
uncertain
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  • In wynnabæces gemýðan; of wynnabæce,

      C. D. iii. 382, 5: v. 297, 31.
  • Andlang burgbeces, vi. 43, 19.
  • Andlang ðæs beces; of ðám bece, iv. 68, 25.
  • Tó ðám bæce; of ðám bæce, vi. 234, 29.
  • Tó gafærbæce (gaferbice,

      302, 33), v. 306, 28.
  • In cærsa bæc; of ðám bæce, iii. 380,

      2. ¶ in
    one passage the word occurs apparently as fem. and masc. in the same line :-- On cnollan gæte in ðá (ðám ?) diópan bæce; of ðám diópan bæce, C. D. iii. 460, 26.
Etymology
[O. H. Ger. bah: Icel. bekkr. These forms point to an English bece.]
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  • bæc, n.