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Old English

Etymology

Proto-Germanic *bidja-. Cognate with Old Frisian bidda, Old Saxon biddian (Dutch bidden), Old High German bitten (German bitten), Old Norse biðja (Swedish bedja), Gothic 𐌱𐌹𐌳𐌾𐌰𐌽.

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ˈbidːɑn/

Verb

biddan (class V strong)

  1. to ask for; to entreat, beg; to demand
    He bæd him hlafas wyrcan. He bade him make loaves of bread. (Cædmon's Metrical Paraphrase)

Conjugation

Class V strong
present singular plural
1st person bidde biddaþ
2nd person biddest
3rd person biddeþ
subjunctive bidde bidden
preterite singular plural
1st person bæd bǣdon
2nd person bǣde
3rd person bæd
subjunctive bǣde bǣden
imperative singular plural
bidd biddaþ
participle present past
biddende (ġe)bedden


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