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be-nugan

  • verb [ preterite-present ]
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Grammar
be-nugan, he be-neah, pl. be-nugon; p. be-nohte; subj. pres. benuge [Goth. binauhan, binah; pp. binauht, δεî, oportet]
Wright's OE grammar
§544;
To need, want, require, enjoy; indigere, frui
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  • Ðonne he bega beneah

    when he requires both,

      Elen. Kmbl. 1233; El. 618 : Exon. 123 b; Th. 475, 12; Bo. 46.
  • Gif hí ðæs wuda benugon

    if they enjoy [have enjoyment of] the wood,

      Bt. 25; Fox 88, 19.
  • Wið ðan ðe mín wíf ðǽr benuge inganges

    dummodo uxor mea fruatur ingressu,

      Hick. Thes. ii. 55, 32.
  • And sið nó frófre benohte

    and never since he enjoyed comfort,

      Andr. Kmbl. 3407; An. 1707 : 2320; An. 1161.
Similar entries
v. nugan.
Linked entries
v.  ge-nugan be-neah.
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