ge-bendan
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Weak
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
ge-bendan
-bændan; p. -bende; pp. -bended, -bend. I. to bend; flectĕre, tendĕre He hornbogan hearde gebendaþ confrēgit cornua arcuum, Ps. Th. 75, 3. He gebende his bogan he bent his bow, Homl. Th. i. 502, 15. Of gebendum bogan from a bended bow, Guthl. 4; Gdwin. 28, 2. II. to bind, fetter; vincīre Swá gebend he wæs wuniende, óþ he his líf forlét he remained so bound until he gave up his life, Ors. 5, 2; Bos. 103, 1. Hieremias se wítega wearþ oft gebend Jeremiah the prophet was often in bonds, Ælfc. T. 18, 23. DER. bendan.
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