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be-rǽdan

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Grammar
be-rǽdan, pp. -rǽden (and -rǽd).
to dispossess, deprive of power, betray,
with acc. of person
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  • Twégen his búrþéna woldon berǽdan swíðe unrihtlíce heora cynehláford

    duo eunuchi volue*-*runt insurgere in regem,

      Hml. A. 95, III.
    Acitofel wolde berǽdan his rihtwísan hláford, Hml. S. 19, 214.
  • Hú Boetius hí (

    the Goths

    ) wolde berǽdan (cf. áferran, I ;
      F. 2, 19), Bt. tit. I ; F. x. 2.
  • Birédnae (-raed*-*nae)

    prodimur,

      Txts. 89, 1661.
with acc. of person and inst. (gen. , or æt) of thing
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  • Þone gelpscaðan ríce berǽdan (cf. áfyrran, Bt. 16, 4 ; F. 58, 13),

      Met. 9, 50.
to take by treachery :
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  • Se deófol á sǽtaþ hwǽr hé mæge unware men beswícan, and hé nǽfre tó þæs feala berǽdeð þæt hé ǽfre ful sié

    daemones insidiantur incautis, capiunt nescientes, captos devorant exsaturarique nan queunt devoratis,

      Bl. N. 5, 32.
  • Ðá Iudéiscan syrwiað and rúniað hú hí þé (Jesus) berǽdan magon,

      Hml. S. 24, 100.
  • Hú hé mihte þæt manncynn berǽdan

    quo aditu possit obtinere eos

    (the people of besieged Bethulia),

      Hml. A. 109, 239.
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to consult about (v. N. E. D. be- rede ):
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  • þǽr ðá mihtigan wíf hyra mægen berǽddon,

      Lch. iii. 52, 22.
Etymology
O. Frs. bi-réda: O. L. Ger. be-ráden consultus.
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