bícnan
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Weak
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bícnan
(-ian). Add I. to make a sign to a person (dat. or prep, tó) with something Hé bícneð mid ðǽm eágum annuit oculis, Past. 357, 20. Hé bícnode hire tó mid his cynegyrde, Hml. A. 97, 180. þ á becnade Sanctus Petrus him, 162, 239. Hí bécnodon eágan (mid eágum, v. l. ), Ps. Spl. 34, 22. Ðæt hé bícne (biécne, v. l. ) mid ðǽm eágum, Past. 359, 3. II. to summon by a sign Hé bícnode gehwanon mid bláwunge him fultum he summoned help to himself from all sides by the blowing of trumpets, Hml. S. 25, 635. Hig bícnodon hyra gefér*-*an, hí cómun and him fylston they signalled their companions to come and help them, Lk. 5, 7. III. to shew by a sign, signify, indicate, portend Iste ys æteowendlic and ðár bið, þár man swá bícnað be him, Eifc. Gr. Z. 93, 9. Saegeð ł bécneð indicat, Lk. p. 3, 11. Bécnade ł cýdde notans, 7, 11 : significans, Jn. L. 12, 33. Swylce man bycnige him, him sélre wǽre hý wunodon on clǽnnysse as if to signify to them, that it were better for them to live in chastity, Ll. Th. ii. 346, 20. Bécnende portendentes, Wrt. Voc. ii. 66, 11. Bécnendo significantia, Rtl. 103, 28. v. bécnan, býcnian in Dict. [O. H. Ger. pouhnen.] v. and-, ge-bícnian.
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