bídan
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bídan
Add:I. to wait, remain. For exs. v. Dict. II. to await, wait for, bide one's time, 1. with gen. Hé bítt (bít, v.l. ) ðǽre tíde, hwonne . . . , Past. 226, 11: 220, 10. Hé bídeþ þínre geþafunga, Bl. H. 7, 34. Hé wyrde bídeþ, hwonne . . . . 109, 32. Hé bad westan-windes . . . þá sceolde hé bídan ryhtnorþanwindes, Ors. 1, 1 ; S. 17, 15-17: Nar. 27, 15. Ðeáh hé bíde his tíman, Past. 275, 13. 2. with acc. : — Hwæt bídað gé?, Cri. 510. Heó bad þone écan sige coronam expectabat aeternam, Bd. 4, 23 ; Sch. 465, 9. Bád hé endedógor, Gú. 1258. Bídan gesceapu heofoncyninges, Gen. 842. 3. with gen. and acc. Hé héht þæt wítehús wræcna bídan, . . . gásta weardas (cf. Hél. 4829-30), Gen. 39. 4. with a clause Ic bíde . . . hwonne gæst cume, Rä. 16, 9. Hi bídaþ, hwæt him déman wille tó leáne, Jul. 706: Cri. 802. Bídan, hwæs him cyning unnan wolde, An. 145. Bídan, hwonne him betre líf ágyfen wurde, Gu. 751. 5. uncertain Bídende suspensus (Lk. 19, 48), Wrt. Voc. ii. 73, 70. Bídendum prestulanti (eventus rerum), 75, 62. III. to attain by waiting, experience (with gen. ) Hwæt gif ic bíde merigenes what if I live to see the morning, Hml. S. 3, 584. þú scealt deáðes bídan, Gen. 922.
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