be-sceran
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be-sceran
Add: — Besceoren decalvatum, decollatum. Wrt. Voc. ii. 138, 5. I. to shave a person, head, &c. Hé beáh tó ðam mynstre, and wearð bescoren (received the tonsure), Hml. Th. ii. 348, 30. Sum wæs bescoren preóst quidam erat attonsus ut clericus, Bd. 5, 12 ; S. 628, 35. Hé wearð bescoren tó Crístes þeówðóme, Hml. S. 6, 240. Seó bescorene hálignes tonsa sanctitas, R. Ben. 135, 28. II. to cut off hair Bescear heó hire feax swá weras, Shrn. 31, 7. Beard him beónn bescoren. Lch. iii. 198, 29. Samson besceorenum fexe (with shorn locks ), Hml. Th. i. 488, 9. O. L. Ger. bi-sceran detondere: O. Frs. bi-skera: O. H. Ger. pi-sceran decalvare, depilare.] v. un-bescoren.
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