be-sprecan
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
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be-sprecan
Substitute: I. to speak about, mention. Cf. be-secgan, I Hit is ús swíþor bismre gelíc þæt wé þæt besprecað erubescant de recordatione praeteritorum, Ors. 3, 11 ; S. 152, 30. Hé begeat sumne ðe hine bespræc tó ðám cásere, Hml. Th. i. 374, 13. II. of legal proceedings, to claim Sette hé borh hé bringe his geteáman in þǽr hit besprecen bið (where the recovered property will be claimed), Ll. Th. i. 288, 17. III. in an unfavourable sense, 1. trans. To complain of, blame, speak ill of Fram stefne besprecendre a voce obloquentis. Ps. L. 43, 17. a. with acc. For hwí besprecað nú men þás crístnan tída, and secgað þæt nú wyrsan tída sién ?, Ors. 1, 12 ; S. 54, 33. b. with clause Úre crístne Róma bespricð þæt hiere weallas for ealdunge brosnien nostri incircumspecta anxietate causantur, si Romanae reipublicae moles imbecilliíate senectutis contremiscunt. Ors. 2, 4; S. 74, 34. 2. intrans. To complain, mate complaint Hú unge*-*metlíce gé bemurciað and besprecað, eów nú wyrs sié, Ors. 1, 10; S. 48, 18, [O. Sax. bi-sprekan to complain of, blame: O. Frs. bi-spreka : O. H. Ger. pi-sprehhan obloqui, detrahere, vituperare.]
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