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be-cuman

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§14; §647;
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to come, get,
local, of completed movement (arrival, traverse)
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  • Ecbyrht becuman wolde on Germaniam . . . ac hé ne mihte; ac Wihtbyrht ðyder becom . . . and eft wæs hám hweorfende on Scotland, þanon hé ǽr becom,

      Bd. 5, 9; Sch. 589, 5-12.
  • Hé lange wunode wræclástum. . . . Syððan forð becom,

      Chr. 1065; P. 194, 10.
  • Ðæt word becom tó Neróne,

      Bl. H. 173, 35.
  • Siþþan eástan hider Engle and Seaxe up becóman,

      Chr. 937; P. 110, 4.
  • Hí ofer sǽ becómon,

      1052; P. 182, 7.
  • Hí becóman on án

    convenerunt in unum,

      Ps. Spl. 2, 3.
  • Farað gesunde and gesǽlige becumað

    have a good journey and a happy return,

      Hml. S. 6, 89.
  • Gif þú wǽre wegférende and þú þonne becóme on þeófsceole,

      Bt. 14, 3; F. 46, 26.
  • Tógædere becuman, Hml. S. 23 b, 643. (1 a) of attack :-- Hié on Ahténe ungearwe becóman and hié gefliémdon, Ors. 3, 1; S. 98, 15. (1 b) of coming into the world, birth :-- Þá þú ǽrest tó monnum becóme

    cum te matris ex utero natura produxit,

      Bt. 7, 3; F. 20, 10.
  • Hé hider becom of his Fæder ríce,

      Bl. H. 203, 2.
temporal
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  • Hé tó þám seofoþan dæge ne becymð

    he will not live till the seventh day,

      Lch. iii. 76, 23.
  • Ðá þá seó hálige tíd lenctenfæstenes becom on þone drihtenlican dæg

    when Lent had got to the Sunday,

      Hml. S. 23 b, 649.
where a state, condition, position, &c. is reached, to come to power,
get into trouble
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  • Gif hé on ríce becymð

    si ad regiminis culmen eruperit,

      Past. 35, 12.
  • Gé becumað on micle yfelu,

      Deut. 31, 29.
  • Hé becom on hatunga his herges,

      Bl. H. 193, 1.
  • Hé becom tó ðǽre cynelican geðincðe,

      Hml. Th. i. 80, 34.
  • Þeós ǽ becom tó gýmeleáste

    this law fell into neglect,

      Angl. vii. 8, 71.
  • Becuman tó þǽm écean lífe,

      Bl. H. 77, 21.
  • Ne magon ðider fullíce becuman ðá stæpas ðæs weorces ðieder ðe hé wilnað

    quo desiderium innititur, illuc gressus oferis efficaciter non sequuntur,

      Past. 65, 17.
  • Hí on his anwald becumene wǽron, Chr. 1067; P. 201, 22. ¶ becuman tó to become :-- Seó éhtnys him ne becymð tó nánre eádignysse

    the persecution does not become a blessing to them,

      Hml. Th. i. 552, 32, 34.
  • Seó lease wyriung becymð þám rihtwísum tó bletsunge,

      554, 22.
  • Ꝥ hit him tó forwyrde becume,

      Angl. vii. 28, 261.
  • Þeáh þe hit ús becóme tó écere álýsednysse,

      Hml. S. 27, 178.
  • Him tó gemynde þá mihton becuman,

      Ælfc. T. Grn. 12, 30.
of acquirement,
to come to, by
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  • Ǽrþon þe hé tó his leómum becóme,

      Bl. H. 167, 2.
  • Hí him gefylstan ꝥ hié eft tó hiora ágnum becóman

    vindicati sunt et restituti,

      Ors. 4, 3; S. 162, 21.
  • Ꝥ hié mósten tó þǽm sáwlum becuman, 3, 3; S. 102, 21. (4 a) where something is received,

    to come

    to a person :-- Swá hwæt swá gé biddað . . . hit eów becymð (-cymeð,
      L. R.), Mk. 11, 24.
of recourse
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  • On ðás word ic becom þe lǽs ǽnig man leóge

    I had recourse to these words lest any man lie,

      Bl. H. 177, 33.
of events, to come upon,
to befall
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  • Ꝥ wíte þe nǽnig ende ne becymeþ,

      Bl. H. 51, 31.
  • Gif him ǽnig hearm of þám drence becymð,

      Ælfc. T. Grn. 21, 32, 38.
  • Se grama þe ofer mannum becymð,

      Hml. Th. ii. 538, 28: Wlfst. 201, 6.
  • Him siþþan becom on micel hungor . . . him becom on þæt Deniscæ gewin,

      Ors. 6, 13; S. 268, 8-10.
  • Þá sorga þe on woruld becumað,

      89, 14.
  • Ðá bisgu þe on þá rícu becómon,

      Bt. proœm. 7.
  • Þára þinga þe ús on becwómon,

      Nar. 14, 23.
  • Gif ús on niht uncúðes hwæt on becwóme

    si quis noctu oriretur pavor tumultusque aliquis novus,

      13, 2.
  • Ús wæs swælc geswencnis becymen,

      14, 31.
to become, behove
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  • Gif ic scile ł becyme mec ꝥ ic efne gesuelta ðé

    etsi oportuerit me commori tibi,

      Mk. L. 14, 31.
Etymology
[Goth. bi-kwiman: O. Frs. bi-kuma: O. H. Ger. bi-queman.]
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v. ofer-becuman.
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