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Substitute:
to ward off something (acc. or inst.) from one's self (dat.),
to guard one's self against.
with dat. of person only,
to save one's self
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  • Hí heom sylfum beburgon mid Godes fultume,

      Gr. D. 335, 24.
  • Ꝥ hé mihte him bebeorgan,

      109, 33.
dat. of person and
acc. of thing
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  • Ꝥ hié him sylfum heora synna bebeorgaþ,

      Bl. H. 63, 24.
  • Hé bebearh him hí and warnode hine wiþ hí swá swá wið þone ealdan feónd

    eam quasi hostem cavens,

      Gr. D. 276, 2.
  • Þá wítu þe hí him sylfum beburgon

    supplicia quae evaserunt,

      335, 21.
  • Bebeorh þé þone bealoníð,

      B. 1758.
  • Ꝥ hí him ꝥ wíte bebeorgen,

      Gr. D. 336, 16.
  • Ús syndon tó bebeorhgenne þá mycclan synna,

      Bl. H. 63, 33.
dat. or inst. of thing
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  • Hé him bebeorgan ne con wóm wundor*-*bebodum wergan gástes,

      B. 1746.
to guard one's self (acc.) against (
wiþ) something
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  • Bebeorh þé wið þá eahta heáhsynna

    cave tibi ab octo capitalibus criminibus,

      Ll. ii. 132, 5, 9.
Etymology
[O. H. Ger. bi-bergan evitare.]
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