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be-swíc

  • noun [ masculine ]
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be-swíc, big-swíc, bí-swíc, es; m. [be, big, bí intensive; swíc deceit, swícan to deceive]
Deceit, a deceiving, treachery, snare; fraus, deceptio, dolus = δόλos, decipula
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  • Bútan bræde and beswíce [bigswíce, bíswíce,

      Th. i. 160, 7, note 6
    ]

    absque frgmento et fraude,

      L. Ed. 1; Wilk. 48, 38.
  • Bíswícum

    deceptionibus,

    Mone
      B. 1174.
  • Philippus ealle ða cyningas mid bíswíce ofslóh

    Philip slew all the kings by treachery,

      Ors. 3, 7; Bos. 60, 13.
  • To bíswíce his nýhstan

    in dolo proximo suo,

      Ps. Th. 23, 4.
  • Beswíc

    decipula,

      Cot. 61.
  • Ða woruldwélan synt gesceapene to bíswíce monnum

    worldly riches are created for a snare to men,

      Bt. 14, 1; Fox 42, 3.
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v.  big-swíc bí-swíc.
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  • be-swíc, n.