ge-bégan
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Weak
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
ge-bégan
p. de; pp. ed; v. trans. To cause to bow, bend, bow down, recline, press down, humble, crush; flectĕre, incurvāre, humiliare, deprĭmĕre Gebégdon sáwle míne incurvāvērunt anĭmam meam, Ps. Surt. 56, 7 : Lk. Skt. Lind. 9, 58. Se ðe hine ahefeþ he biþ gebéged and se ðe hine gebéges he ahæfen biþ qui se exaltaverit humiliabitur et qui se humiliaverit exaltabitur, Mt. Kmbl. Lind. 23, 12. Heó sceáf in ðæt neowle genip, nearwe gebéged thrust them into that deep darkness, closely pressed down, Cd. 223; Th. 292, 26; Sat. 446. Burga fífe wǽran under Norþmannum nýde gebégde on hǽðenra hæfteclommum lange þrage five towns were under the Northmen by necessity bowed down in the bonds of the heathen for a long space, Chr. 941; Th. 210, 7, col. 1; Edm.9. DER. bégan to bow, ge-býgan.
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