be-gíman
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be-gíman
Add: with gen. acc. 1. to care for, see to the welfare or wellbeing of a person or thing, keep God þú þe begýmst mannan Deus qui gubernas hominem, Ps. L. fol. 142, 6. Hí míne heorde wǽce begímdon, Wlfst. 190, 21. Begým þínes sylfes, Hml. A. 198, 109. Þæt hig begímon þǽra þinga þe tó þǽre hálgan eardungstówe belimpað custodiant vasa tabernaculi. Num. 3, 7. Begýmendum gubernante, An. Ox. 1993. Is begémed gubernatur, Kent. Gl. 495. wín ge wæter sýn mid ealre clǽnnysse begýmde, Ll. Th. ii. 404, 39. (l a) to tend the sick :-- Begýmed fotam, An. Ox. 4353. 2. to attend to (in answer to appeal) To Drihtne ic cleopige and hé begýmð (intendit) mé, Ps. Spl. 76, l. Begím dóm mínne intende judicio meo, 34, 26. Begím þú, God, mé tó fylste Deus, in adjutorium meum intende, R. Ben. 60, 5. 3. to observe, keep a command, an appointed season, &c. Þá offringdagas wé ná ne begýmaþ. An. Ox. 40, 24, 37. Begýmað þisse gesetednysse, Ex. 12, 25. Þás niht sceolon Israhéla bearn begíman, 42. 4. to observe, watch a person Hig begýmdon hine, Lk. 14, l. [O. H. Ger. pi-goumen observare, providere.] v. be-gýman in Dict.
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