býsnian
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Weak
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
býsnian
bísnian, býsnigan, býsenian; p. ode; pp. od [býsen, býsn an example] To give or set an example; exemplum dare We lǽraþ, ðæt preóstas aa wel býsnian we enjoin that priests always set a good example, L. Edg. C. 52; Th. ii. 254, 28. Gif ða láreówas wel tǽcaþ, and wel býsniaþ, beóþ hí gehealdene if the teachers teach well, and give good example, they shall be saved, Homl. Th. ii. 50, 3. Ne bísnode ðé nán man, forðamðe nán ǽr ðé næs no man set thee an example, for no one was before thee, Bt. 33, 4; Fox 128, 20. Ða bísnodon hiora æfter-gengum they set an example to their successors, 39, 11; Fox 230, 2. Gif he yfel býsnige if he give evil example, Homl. Th. ii. 48, 35: L. Edg. C. 66; Th. ii. 258, 17. DER. ge-býsnian, mis-.
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