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  • verb [ weak ]
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be-wenian, p. ede; pp. ed [be, wenian to accustom, draw to one's self, honour]
To entertain, take care of; hospitio accipere
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  • We wǽron hér tela bewenede

    we were here kindly entertained,

      Beo. Th. 3646, note; B. 1821.
  • Dryht-bearn Dena duguþa bewenede [MS. and Thorpe's note, 4077; bí werede, B. 2035]

    a noble offspring of the Danes entertained the knights,

    4077, note.
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v.  be-þénede.
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  • be-wenian, v.