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bedd. Add:I. a bed, couch Bedd, bed culcites, Txts. 50, 243. Bed culcites, culcitatum, Wrt. Voc. ii. 15, 52, 53. Wolde beddes neósan gamela Scylding, B. 1791: Jud. 63. Bedde culcita, Wrt. Voc. ii. 91, 14. Ic árás of mínon bedde (lectulo ), Coll. M. 33, 23. Swalt hé fǽringa on his bedde, Chr. 1054; P. 185, 29. Hié restað búton bedde and bolstre quiescentes sine ceruicalibus stratisque, Nar. 31, 11. Drihten him bringð fultum tó his bedde þe hé an líð (super lectum), and eall his bedd (stratum ) hé onwent, Ps. Th. 40, 3. Bed æfter búrum, B. 140. On bed stígan, 676. On ðæt hnesce bed gesinscipes, Past. 397, 22. Reced geondbrǽded wearð beddum and bolstrum, B. 1240. Ic syndrigra hús and bedd (bed, v. l.) geseah singulorum casas ac lectos inspexi, Bd. 4, 25; Sch. 500, 12. v. brýd-, deáþ-, fór-, gærs-, hild-, hlin-, leger-, neó-, rest-, wælbed. II. a surface on which something rests? Þersc*-*wald limen, oferdyre superliminare, bed spatula, Wrt. Voc. i. 290, 18: Txts. 98, 971. III. of ground. v. grund-bed. III a. of ground where plants grow. v. fearn- (gearn-), rysc-, wíþig-bed. [O. H. Ger. betti areola.] III b. of ground occupied by insects. v. ǽmet-bed, bed-gerid. See D. D. bed = ant-hill.
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