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be-licgan

  • verb [ strong ]
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Grammar
be-licgan, he -ligeþ, -líþ, pl. -licgaþ; p. -læg, pl. -lǽgon, -lágon; pp. -legen; v. a. [be by, licgan to lie]
Wright's OE grammar
§647;
To lie or extend by or about, to surround, encompass; circumdare, cingere
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  • Hí belicgaþ us mid fyrde

    circumdabunt nos exercitu,

      Jos. 7, 9.
  • Sió eá Etheopia land beligeþ úton

    the river encompasseth the Ethiopian land,

      Cd. 12; Th. 15, 7; Gen. 229.
  • Me néd belæg

    want surrounded me,

      Ps. Th. 118, 153.
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v.  be-ligeþ be-líþ.
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