BIFIAN
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Weak
Related §§ in Wright's OE Grammar:
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
BIFIAN
bifigan, byfian, beofian; p. ode; pp. od To tremble, shake, be moved; tremere, contremere, commoveri Drihten besihþ eorþan and déþ hýg bifian Dominus respicit terram et facit eam tremere, Ps. Lamb. 103, 32 : Rood Kmbl. 72; Kr. 36. He, bifiende, feóll to Iohannes fótum he, trembling, fell at John's feet, Ælfc. T. 37, 10 : Cd. 92; Th. 118, 25; Gen. 1970. Ic bifige tremo, Ælfc. Gr. 35; Som. 38, 8. Eorþe [eorþan MS.] bifode terra tremuit, Ps. Spl. 75, 8 : Rood Kmbl. 83; Kr. 42. Ða wudas bifodon the woods shook, Bt. 35, 6; Fox 168, 8. [O. Sax. biƀón : Frs. bibbe, bibje : O. Frs. beva : Dut. beven : Ger. beben : M. H. Ger. biben : O. H. Ger. bibén : Dan. bäve : Swed. bäfwa : O. Nrs. bifast : Lat. pavere : Grk. φέβομαι : Sansk. bhī to fear.] DER. a-bifian.
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