ge-bedda
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Feminine
Related §§ in Wright's OE Grammar:
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
ge-bedda
-bedde [(?) cf. heals-gebedda, Beo. 63], an; f. A bed fellow, consort, wife; consors tŏri, uxor His gebedde [MS. gebedda] wæs gecíged Elisabeth his wife was named Elizabeth, Wanl. Catal. 4, 13 : Cd. 86; Th. 109, 25; Gen. 1828. Wolde wígfruma sécan cwén to gebeddan the martial leader would seek the queen as bed-companion, Beo. Th. 1334; B. 665 : Runic pm. 29; Kmbl. 345, 16; Hick. Thes. i. 135, 58. Sægde Lameh leófum gebeddum unárlíc spel Lamech told a wicked tale to his dear consorts, Cd. 52; Th. 66, 29; Gen. 1091. Gebed wíf uxor, Mt. Kmbl. pp. 14, 16. [O. Sax. gi-beddio : O. H. Ger. ga-betti or -betta a bed-fellow.]
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