ge-býgan
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Weak
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
ge-býgan
-bígan, -býgean, -bígean, -bégan; p. de; pp. ed; v. trans. To bow, bend, turn, inflect or decline a part of speech, recline, twist, bow down, humble, abase, bring under, subdue, crush; flectere, incurvare, inflectere, declinare, reclinare, torquere, humiliare, confringere Gebígdum cneówum flexis genibus, Bd. 4, 10; S. 578, 28. Hý gebýgdon sáwle míne incurvaverunt animam meam, Ps. Spl. 56, 8 : Gen. 27, 29. Ðá hí hwæsne beág ymb mín heafod gebýgdon then they twisted a sharp crown around my head, Exon. 29 a; Th. 88, 25; Cri. 1445. Hý ealle to him gebígde he brought them all under him, Ors. 3, 9; Bos. 64, 15 : 5, 3; Bos. 104, 11. Ðæt hig ealle leóda sceoldan gebígan to geleáfán that they should subdue all nations to the faith, Ælfc. T. Lisle 30, 5. Íserne steng gebígeþ vectes ferreos confringit, Ps. Th. 106, 15 : 72, 17; 143, 18. v. býgan.
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