BÝSEN
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Feminine
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BÝSEN
bísen, býsn, e; f. I. a pattern, an example, model, resemblance, similitude, parable; norma, exemplum, modellum, similitudo, parabola Ðú bútan býsne, Ælmihtig God, eall geworhtest þing þearle gód [good, MS.] thou, Almighty God, modest all things very good, without a pattern, Bt. Met. Fox 20, 85; Met. 20, 43. Seó býsen ðæs rihtan geleáfan Angel cyricean to Róme gelǽded wæs exemplum catholicæ fidei Anglorum Romam perlatum est, Bd. 4, 18; S. 587, 11: 2, l; S. 590, 26: 4, 23; S. 595, 10. Gúþlác mongum wearþ býsen on Brytene Guthlac was an example to many in Britain, Exon. 35 a; Th. 112, 19; Gú. 146. Ðiós óðru býsen this other similitude, Bt. Met. Fox 12, 13; Met. 12, 7. Æfter heora býsne after their example, Ps. Th. arg. 28: Cd. 217; Th. 276, 29; Sat. 196. On býsene ðære frymþelícan cyricean in exemplum primitivæ ecclesiæ, Bd. 4, 23; S. 593, 40. Be sumere bísene by some example, Bt. 22, 2; Fox 78, 13. Ðæt hí ealle gemyndige wǽron hyre býsene that they all should be mindful of her example, Bd. 4, 23; S. 595, 20. He býsene gegearwode he gave an example, 4, 23; S. 594, 24. He us býsene sealde his árfæstnysse he gave us an example of his piety, Homl. Th. i. 492, 23. Wolde ic eów býsne onstellan I would give you an example, Andr. Kmbl: 1942; An. 973: Bd. 4, 27; S. 604, 1. Secgen Dryhtne lof ealra ðara bísena ðe us his wísdóm cýðaþ let us speak to the Lord praise for all the examples which manifest his wisdom, Exon. 40a; Th. 133, 33; Gú. 499. Ealle béc sint fulle-ðara bísna ðara monna, ðe ǽr us wǽron [MS. wæran] all books are full of examples of the men, who were before us, Bt. 29, 1; Fox 102, 12. Onlícnesse oððe bísene a parable; similitudinem, Lk. Rush. War. 13, 6. II. a command, precept, admonition; mandatum, præceptum, admonitio Ic gelýfe ðæt hit from Gode cóme, broht from his býsene I believe that it came from God, brought by his command, Cd. 32; Th. 42, 29; Gen. 680. Ðæt he ða býsene from Gode brungen hæfde that he had brought those commands from God, 30; Th. 41, 3; Gen. 651. Hwylce ðú selfa hæfst bísne on breóstum what precepts thou thyself hast in thy breast, 27; Th. 36, 13; Gen. 571. Ic ðínra býsna ne mæg wuht oncnáwan I cannot understand aught of thy commands, 26; Th. 34, 6; Gen. 533. [Laym, bisne, bysne, dat, a pattern, example: Orm. bisne example: O. Sax. busan. f. in am-busan, f. a commandment: Goth. ana-busns, f. a command.] DER. fðre-býsen, lár-: býsnian, ge-, mis-: býsnung, ge-
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