Ic flítan gefrægn módgleáwe men gewesan ymbe hyra wísdóm
I have learnt that wise men had disputes and discussions about their wisdom,
- Salm. Kmbl. 363 ;
- Sal. 181 .
- Grein writes 'gewésan; p. -weós,' and compares 'ymbweoson' in the Northumbrian Gospels. But this word is wrongly written by Bouterwek, it should be 'ymbwoeson,' see Mk. Skt. p. 1.
- The Durham Ritual glosses 'conversatio' by 'giwosa,' and this may throw light on the meaning of 'gewesan.' Both Goth. and O. H. Ger. have the word 'gawisan, gi-wesan,' in the sense to remain, abide; restare.
Bosworth, Joseph. “ge-wesan.” In An Anglo-Saxon Dictionary Online, edited by Thomas Northcote Toller, Christ Sean, and Ondřej Tichy. Prague: Faculty of Arts, Charles University, 2014. https://bosworthtoller.com/16801.Checked: 1