býgan
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Weak
Related §§ in Wright's OE Grammar:
§7,
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
býgan
bígan, bígean, bégan; he býgeþ; p. de; pp. ed; v. trans. To bow, bend, turn, turn back, bow down, humble, abase; flectere, inflectere, incurvare, retorquere, deflectere, humiliare Býgdest ðú ðé fór hæleðum thou bowedst thyself before men, Exon. 100a; Th. 376, 11; Seel. 153. Ðeáh ðú hwilcne boh býge wið eorþan though thou bend any bough towards the earth, Bt. Met. Fox 13, 106; Met. 13, 53. Býgaþ hine, ðæt he on hinder gǽþ they shall turn him back, so that he shall go backward, Salm. Kmbl. 252; Sal. 125. He herm-cweðend hýneþ and býgeþ humiliabit calumniatorem, Ps. Th. 71, 5. [Dan. böje, boie: Swed. böja: O. Nrs. beygja.] DER. for-býgan, -bígan, ge-, on-. v. búgan.
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