be-cirran
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Weak
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be-cirran
(-cerran, -cyrran, q. v. in Dict.). I. to turn round, about Ðonne bið sió cweorn becierred (-cirred, v. l.) ðonne se monn BIð geendod; ðonne bið sió micle cweorn becierred (-cirred, v. l. ) ðonne ðeós weorld bið geendod, Past. 31, 21. II. to go round, pass by, avoid Sume unðeáwas ðæt mód ǽr gesihð and útan becierð (declinat ); ðæt is ðæt hit ðá ungedónan foreðoncelíce becierre, swá se stióra déð; sume ýða hé becerð mld ðý scipe, Past. 433, 4-7. Ðá se Hǽlend ðæt ongeat, ðá becierde (-cirde, v. l.) hé hié (fugit ), 33, 15. Hé walde bicerra (praeterire ) hiǽ, Mk. R. L. 6, 48. III. to turn, pervert, seduce Þú ne miht mé becyrran of mínum rihtan geleáfan, ne fram mínum rihthláforde, Hml. A. 173, 103. IV. to beguile, deceive; cf. colloquial to get round a person Hé cwæð hé gesícled wǽre, and swá folc becyrde (beswác, v. l. ), Chr. 1003; Th. 252, 30. Cyrtenysse (wǽre) becyrred venustate caperetur, An. Ox. 5258. [Þurh þe smel of þe chese he bicherreð monie mus to þe stoke, O. E. Homl. i. 53, 22. Þe deuel mid his hinderworde bicherde Adam, ii. 59, 19. Hii wolleþ us bicheorre (biwiȝelien, 1st MS.) þorh hire wise craftes, Laym. 969. Herkne nu, we nelleþ þe nouht bicherre, Misc. 46, 324. O. Frs. bi-kera.]
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