ge-bícnan
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ge-bícnan
ge-bícnian. Add: I. to make a significant gesture that gives or asks for information, to point to an object, inquire by signs Án lamb bícnode mid his swýðran fét, swilce hit þá wæterǽddran geswutelian wolde. Ðá undergeat Clemens þæs lambes gebícnunge and cwæð : 'Geopeniað þás eorðan on þyssere stówe þǽr ðǽr þæt lamb tó gebícnode, ' Hml. Th. i. 562, 12. Gebécnade (-ede, R.) ðǽm Petrus innuit huic Petrus, Jn. L. 13, 24. Gebécnadon fæder his huoelcne wælde geceiga hine innuebant patri ejus quem uellet uocari eum, Lk. 1, 62. I a. to command by a nod, to command :-- Búton hé tó ǽlcum men mæge gebécnan hé ierne on his willan, Bt. II, 1 ; F. 32, 20. II. to point out by a sign. 1. to indicate an object by a gesture Judam hláfes mið rǽcing gebécnade Judam panis porrectione significat, Jn. p. 7, 3. 2. to point out by a written sign Gebécnas ł getácnas significans per minii distinctionem Mt. p. II, 14. III. to mark, note by help of a sign Rímas ðá ǽr ðú gebécnades (signa*-*veras; cf. quos numeros adnotabis, 6), Mt. p. 4, 7. IV. to shew figuratively, represent symbolically Hé sceal smeágan embe ǽce líf . . . swíðor þonne embe þá eorðlican þing, swá swá his wæstm him gebícnað, Hml. S. 1. 61. Ðegnum ongelíc wífes. . . inlǽdeð, ðá ilca from feder tó lufanne gebécnas (significans), Jn. p. 7, 16 : 3, 10: 8, 6. Ðæt cýðde se wítga, ðá he ðæt openlíce sǽde, ðætte suá geweard, and ðæt gebiécnede, ðæt ðá giet diégle wæs, Past. 311, 5. Nóe getácnode Críst, and þæt flód . . . gebícnode þæt wæter úres fulluhtes, Hml. Th. ii. 60, 4. Ne fó wé nó on ðá bisna . . . for ðára leásena spella lufan, ac for ðǽm ðe wé wolden mid gebécnan þá sóðfæstnesse, Bt. 35, 6; S. 101,12. Mid þám þe hé cwæþ: 'Uton wircean,' ys seó Ðrinnys gebícnod, Ælfc. Gen. Thw. 3, 15. [O. Sax. gi-bóknian : O. H. Ger. ge-bouhnen figurare.']
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