býsgian
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Weak
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býsgian
bísgian, býsigan; p. ode, ade; pp. od, ad To occupy, busy, fatigue, trouble, afflict; occupare, fatigare, affligere, tribulare Se man biþ hérigendlíc, ðe mid gódum weorcum hine sylfne býsgaþ the man is praiseworthy, who busies himself with good works, Homl. Th. ii. 406, 16. For ðǽm manigfealdum bísgum, ðe hine oft ǽgðer ge on móde ge on líchoman bísgodon [MS. bisgodan]. on account of the manifold occupations, which often busied him [king Alfred] both in mind and in body, Bt. proœm; Fox viii. 6: Cd. 64; Th. 76, 29; Gen. 1264. Ic eom býsgod on sange occupatus sum cantu, Coll. Monast. Th. 18, 25; Wrt. Voc. 2, 11. Ðeáh ðæs líchoman leahtras and hefignes and unþeáwas oft býsigen monna módsefan though the sins and heaviness and vices of the body may often trouble the minds of men, Bt. Met. Fox 22, 60; Met. 22, 30. Hine hunger býsgaþ hunger afflicts him, Exon. 97a; Th. 363, 10; Wal. 51. Ðé untrymnes on ðisse nýhstan niht býsgade infirmity afflicted thee in this last night, 47 b; Th. 163, 10; Gú. 991. [Frs. bisgje, bysgje occupare.] DER. a-býsgian, ge-: býsgung, a-, woruld-.
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