ge-bícnian
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Weak
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
ge-bícnian
-býcnian; p. ode, ede; pp. od, ed [ge-, bícnian to beckon, nod] . I. to beckon, nod; innuĕre Ic gebícnige [gebýcnige MS. D.] innuo, Ælfc. Gr. 28, 3; Som. 30, 48. II. to point out, shew, indicate, betoken; indĭcāre, signĭfĭcāre, portendĕre Ic gebícnige [gebýcnige MS. D.], Ælfc. Gr. 37; Som. 39, 40. Hí gebícniaþ sum þing niwes they betoken something new. Bd. de nat. rerum; Wrt. popl. science 16, 23; Lchdm. iii. 272, 7. Pirrus gebícnede eft hú him se sige gelícode Pyrrhus afterwards shewed how the victory pleased him, Ors. 4, 1; Bos. 77, 35. Gebýcna hit eal me tell it all to me, St. A. 44, 12. v. ge-beácnian.
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