beám
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beám
Add:I. a tree Nim ǽlces treówcynnes dǽl bútan heardan beáman (cf. tree heard arborem sicomorum, Lk. L. 19, 4), Lch. i. 398, 8. v. ciris-, cist-, cisten-, cwic-, cráwan-, fúl-, hnut-, mór-, wanan-beám. V. a beam, post Beám trabes, Wrt. Voc. i. 82, 13: trabs, 290, 6. Swá swá greát beám (or tree ?) on wyda wyrcþ hlúdne dynt, Bt. 38, 2; F. 198, 9. Of beáme de stipite, Wrt. Voc. ii. 26, 10. Tó earnes beáme (or tree ?) . . . fram earnes beáme, C. D. ii. 73, 25. Dúnstán ána ætstód uppon ánum beáme (in uno de laquearibus ), Chr. 978; P. 123, 3. Se leóma wæs swilce ormǽte beám, 1106; P. 240, 21. Heora earmas wǽron swá ormǽte beámas, Hml. S. 4, 288. Gewyrcean tor of treówum and of mycclum beámum, Bl. H. 187, 12. Man þá beámas gelegð and þá ræftras tó þǽre fyrste gefæstnað, Angl. viii. 324, 9. v. sýl-, wín*-*beám. V a. a beam as part of an implement :-- Borige hé on þám beáme (of the plough ), Lch. i. 402, 1. v. scear-, sulh-, web-beám. VI. a beam of light Blódig wolcen on mistlice beámas wæs gehíwod, Chr. 979; P. 122, 26. v. sunn-beám.
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