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under-bæc

  • adverb
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under-bæc, adv.
Wright's OE grammar
§557;
where there is motion of a person in the direction towards which the back is kept turned,
backwards,
approaching an object
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  • Sem and Iafeth eodon underbec

    Shem and Japhet went backward;

    incedentes retrorsum,
      Gen. 9, 23.
motion from
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  • Ðá eodon hig underbæc

    they went backward;

    abierunt retrorsum,
      Jn. Skt. 18, 6.
  • Hwílum ic underbæc bregde nebbe,

      Exon. Th. 498, 5; Rä. 87, 8.
  • Feallan underbæc

    to fall backwards,

      Homl. Th. ii. 392, 8: Homl. Skt. i. 12, 63.
  • Sceófan underbæc,

      14, 88: 18, 345: Hontl. Th. ii. 300, 15.
marking retreat, where there is motion of a person in the direction to which his back has been turned,
back
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  • Diabolo non dicitur: 'Uade retro me,' sed: 'Uade retro' ... Crist cwæð tó ðam deófle: 'Gá ðú underbæc.' Deófles nama is gereht, nyðerhreósende. Nyðer hé áhreás and underbæc hé eode ðá ðá hé wæs áscyred fram ðære heofonlícan blisse,

      Homl. Th. i. 172, 30-35: Wrt. Voc. ii. 71, 70.
  • Nú næfð Israél nánne stede wið his fýnd ac flíhð underbæc

    nec poterit Israel stare ante hostes suos, eosque fugiet,

      Jos. 7, 12.
  • Underbæc cyrran to turn back, Exon. Th. 405, 2; Rä. 23, 17: Ps. Lamb. 34, 4. (Under bæce, Ps. Spl. 34, 5.) Ðú gehwyrfdest míne fýnd underbæc

    in convertendo inimicum meum retrorsum,

      Ps. Th. 9, 3.
where an action is directed towards a point behind the agent's back,
behind, back
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  • Ðú forwurpe mín word underbæc fram ðé

    projecisti sermones meos postea,

      Ps. Th. 49, 18: Homl. Th. ii. 532, 3.
  • Ne beseoh ðú underbæc

    noli respicere post tergum,

      Gen. 19, 17: Cd. Th. 154, 28; Gen. 2562: Jos. 8, 20.
  • Ðá beseah hé hine underbæc wið ðæs wífes,

      Bt. 35, 6; Fox 170, 14.
  • Háwian underbæc

    respicere retro

    (Lk.
      9, 62), Past. 51; Swt. 403, 2.
where the point from which something proceeds is behind the recipient
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  • Ðín eáran gehíraþ underbæc

    thine ears shall hear a word behind thee

    (Is.
      30, 21);
    aures tuae audient verbum post tergum monentis, Past. 52; Swt. 405, 26: 407, 12. v. next word.
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v.  BÆC.
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Word-wheel

  • under-bæc, adv.