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be-gán

  • verb [ anomalous ]
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be-gán, bi-gán, ic -gá, ðú -gǽst, he -g þ, pl. -gáþ; p. -eóde, pl. -eódon; pp. -gán [be, gán to go] .
to go over, to surround, occupy, dwell, cultivate, till; perambulare, circumdare, incolere, habitare, colere
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  • Ic férde geónd ðas eorþan and hí be-eóde

    I walked through [over] the earth, and perambulated it,

    Job
      1, 7; Thw. 164, 16.
  • Se ðe æcer begǽþ

    he who goes over the land, a farmer,

      Ælfc. Gr. 7; Som. 6, 44.
  • Mid ðý Rómáne ðá gyt Breotone be-eódan

    dum adhuc Romani Brittaniam incolerent,

      Bd. 1, 26; S. 488, 1.
  • Hí ðone búr útan be-eódon

    they surrounded the dwelling without,

      Chr. 755; Th. 83, 26, col. 1.
to go to, visit, attend, to cherish, honour, worship; obire, colere, excolere
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  • Plegan begán

    to go to or attend plays,

      Ors. 6, 2; Bos. 117, 9.
  • Ðæt mynster seó ylce cwén swýðe lufode and árwyrþode and be-eóde

    eadem regina hoc monasterium multum diligebat, venerabatur, excolebat,

      Bd. 3, 11; S. 535, 15 : 2, 13; S. 517, 1.
to commit, exercise, practise, observe; committere, perficere, observare
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  • Synne, ða ic selfa be-eóde

    sins, which I committed myself,

      Ps. C. 50, 66; Ps. Grn. ii. 278, 66.
  • He begǽþ unmǽtas [MS. unætas]

    he commits gluttonies,

      Deut. 21, 20.
  • Begá ðé sylfne to árfæstnysse

    exercise thyself in or devote thyself to piety,

    1
      Tim. 4, 7 : Bt. Met. Fox 8, 33; Met. 8, 17 : Ps. Th. 105, 12.
  • Ða ðe be-eódon ídelnesse

    observantes vanitatem,

      30, 6 : 118, 23 : 119, 5 : 98, 4 : Bd. 2, 13; S. 517, 4.
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v.  be-eódon bi-gán be-gangan.
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