be-fón
This might be just a supplemental entry adding to an entry in the Main Volume.
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
be-fón
Add:I. to seize, catch, take, 1. of persons Ýþelíce þú his hond beféhst, Nar. 31, 24. Hé (þone méce) mid handa beféng, Exod. 415. (1 a) to seize, take forcible possession of :-- Laumeneda beféng ealle Asirie, Ors. 3, 11; S. 142, 28. (1 b) implying restraint :-- Se anwealda hæfð ealle his gesceafta mid his brídle befangene, Bt. 21; F. 74, 6. (1 c) to seize a criminal, lost property, &c. :-- Mon forstæl ǽnne wimman Ælfsige . . . Ðá beféng Ælfsige þone mann æt Wulfstáne, Cht. Th. 206, 23. Gif þiéfefioh mon æt ciépan befó, Ll. Th. i. 118, 13. Sé geypte déman þæt Tiburtius wæs crísten, and hé wæs befangen, Shrn. 116, 24. ¶ to take in the act :-- In dernelegerscip befóen in adulterio deprehensam, Jn. L. 8, 3. (1 d) to catch, get to see a person :-- Gang tó ðám Godes menn þú hine befó ǽr his forðsíðe, Hml. S. 3, 649. (1 e) to get, attain to :-- te þá úe bifóe (contingamus ) ðóhte, Rtl. 71, 21. 2. of things Cwaecung biféng (adprehendit ) hié, Ps. Srt. 47, 7. Heó mid wundrunge wearð befangen, Hml. S. 2, 251. Wearð hé befangen mid hreónesse he was caught in a storm, Gr. D. 248, 18. Is tó ongietanne æt hú micelre scylde ðá beóð befangne quanta culpa involvantur aspiciant, Past. 377, 23. II. to surround, encompass. 1. to enclose, a. to serve as a covering for, contain Beféhþ circumgirat, An. Ox. 696. Beféhð ambit, 23, 38. Þæs mǽdenes fex beféng hí eall ábútan, Hml. S. 7, 145. Þone ne magon befón heofon and eorþe, Bl. H. 5, 34. Þeós circe mihte fíf hund manna befón, 207, 14. Be-fangen circumamicta, An. Ox. 1024. Ylp is mid bánum befangen binnan þám felle, Hml. S. 25, 567. Heora breósta beóð mid byrnum befangene, Wlfst. 200, 13. b. to put into a covering Eal folc Róm-wara beféng þá líchoman on þǽre stówe Catacumbe, Bl. H. 193, II. Befóh útan mid golde, Past. 169, 23. Swá micel swá þú mid twám handum mæge befón, Lch. ii. 238, 12. 2. to encircle, a. to lie round Asia is befangen (circumcincta) mid þǽm gársecge súþan and norþan and eástan, Ors. l, I; S. 8, 7: 12, 12. Hié wǽron on ǽlce healfe útan befangen, 5, 7; S. 230, 19. b. to place round Befóþ cingunt, circumdant, An. Ox. 2040. Hé beféngc circumdedit (me gemmis ), 4294. Hé beféng mínne swíðran mid stánum, Hml. S. 7, 32. Hé mid his earmum beféng his cneówu, Gr. D. 36, 23. Hé nolde his heáfod befón mid cynehelme, Hml. Th. i. 162, 13. 3. of abstract objects, to include, contain, comprise Seó forme bóc beféhð þás racu, Ælfc. T. Grn. 3, 19. Helmstán þis eal on þon áþe beféng, Cht. Th. 170, 27. Befongen compressa. Wrt. Voc. ii. 22, 15. (3a) to surround with words, furnish with a commentary :-- Ús gedafenað þæt wé underfón Drihtnes trahtnunge, and ðá ðing þe hé lǽfde ús tó trahtmigenne wé sceolon mid scortre race ðá befón, Hml. Th. ii. 90, 5. III. with prep, on. 1. to have to do with an object Se fæder nyste hú hé beféng on hig ille non sensit quando accubuit filia, Gen. 19, 33. Gif hwylc man mid arwan deór ofsceóte . . . and hit man ymbe. iii. niht deád finde, and þǽr hund oþþe wulf on befangen hæbbe (have had any-thing to do with it; eam occupaverit), Ll. Th. ii. 212, 22. 2. to engage in an occupation, get involved in an action Ðonne hwá on ðá leásunga beféhð, ðonne ne mæg hé of, Past. 239, 12. Ðonne se Godes ðiów on ðæt gemearr ðǽre woruldsorga beféhð quem curarum secularium impedi-mentum praepedit, 401, 21. Gif hwǽm gebyrige ðæt hé on ðá tǽlinge his hláfordes befoo . . . on ðæs hwæt befoo ðe wið his willan sié, 199, 14, 23. tee Ǽr hé hæbbe godcunde bóte underfangen and wið ðá mǽgðe on bóte befangen (set his hand to the work of making bót to the kin ). Ll. Th. i. 248, 25. [O. Sax. bi-fáhan: O. Frs. bi-fá: O. H. Ger. pi-fáhan.] v. bi-fón, æt-befón in Dict.
This is a supplementary entry with editorial changes to an entry in the main volume of the dictionary. Look under the 'Possibly connected entries' below, or for the same headword in the list to the left.

A Combined List of Abbreviations.

Abbreviation not recognized. See:

A Combined List of Abbreviations.