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beodan

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Old English

Etymology

Proto-Germanic *beudan, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰeudʰ-. Germanic cognates include Old Frisian biada, Old Saxon biodan (Dutch bieden), Old High German biotan (German bieten), Old Norse bjóða (Swedish bjuda ‘command, show’), Gothic *𐌱𐌹𐌿𐌳𐌰𐌽 (attested in compounds). The IE root is also the source of Ancient Greek πευθεσθαι ‘ask for’, Sanskrit बोधयित ‘wake’, Old Church Slavonic бъдети (Russian будить ‘wake’), Lithuanian budeti ‘awake’.

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ˈbeːodɑn/

Verb

bēodan

  1. to offer, give
    Hafa arna þanc ðara, ðe ðu unc bude. Thanks for the kindnesses which you offered us as host.
  2. to proclaim, announce
    Geacas gear budon. Cuckoos announced the year.

Conjugation

Class II strong
present singular plural
1st person bēode bēodaþ
2nd person bēodest
3rd person bēodeþ
subjunctive bēode bēoden
preterite singular plural
1st person bēad budon
2nd person bude
3rd person bēad
subjunctive bude buden
imperative singular plural
bēod bēodaþ
participle present past
bēodende (ġe)boden


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