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bidan

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In between goals is a thing called life, that has to be lived and enjoyed.
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Old English

Etymology

From Germanic *bīda-, from Indo-European *bheidh-.

Germanic cognates: Old Saxon bīdan, Old High German bītan, Old Norse bíða (Swedish bida), Gothic 𐌱𐌴𐌹𐌳𐌰𐌽.

Indo-European cognates: Ancient Greek πείθω, Latin fidere, Slavic *-bīdītī (Old Church Slavonic бѣждѫ, Russian бедить), Albanian bint.

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ˈbiːdɑn/

Verb

bīdan (class I strong: 3 singular present bīdeþ, 3 singular preterite bād, preterite plural bidon, past participle (ġe)biden)

  1. to wait, to wait for
    He geþyldum bad: he waited patiently.
  2. to stay, to remain
    Mere stille bad: the sea remained calm.

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