be-mǽnan
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be-mǽnan
Add: to lament, bewail, 1. absolute Bemǽndon dúna doluerunt mantes, Cant. Ab. 10. Wé ne sceolan ceorian ne sorh-líce bemǽnan þeáh ðe ús ungelimp getíme, Hml. S. 13, 286. 2. with clause Hé bemǽnde þæt Maurus ðæs óðres deáðes fægnian sceolde, Hml. Th. ii. 164, 9. Hí bemǽndon sárlíce hí swylce yrmðe gesáwon, Hml. S. 25, 213. 3. to feel penitence for Þá þing bemǽnað ł behreówsiað (compungimini), Ps. L. 4, 6. Synna bemǽnan, Wlfst. 133, 14. 4. to feel pity for Hé þá buruhware mid teáron bemǽnde. Hml. Th. i. 408, 7. Synt tó bemænenne þá ðe þá earman ofðricceað. Hml. A. 148, 119.
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