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Staff B of the Old English Wordbook.

For a full list of etymological and other abbreviations used in these wordlists, see: Forshortenings.


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Quickened Old English Kind Meaning
baddle bæddel n hermaphrodite, intersex person
badow/bade beado/beadu/beadwe n battle, war
baleben bealuben n baleful wound
balecraft bealocræft n the craft of evil magic
balequalm bealocwealm n pernicious or violent death
baledeed bealudǣd n evil deed, sinful deed
balesare bealosearu n a wicked machination or snare
balesorrow bealosorg n dire/baleful sorrow
balespell bealuspell n baleful message or tale
barn bearn n child, kid
barneken bearnēacen adj pregnant
barrow beorgan vb to protect, save, deliver
base basu/baso adj scarlet, crimson, purple
basestone baswa stān n topaz
bate batian vb to get better, to recover
Bayer Bægere n(p) a Bavarian
beadle bēdul adj prayerful, suppliant
beat bǣtan vb to curb, to rein in, to restrain, to bridle
bebear beberan vb to carry to, supply with
bebid bebēodan vb to command; to commend; to announce
bebrook bebrúcan vb to practice, consume (food)
bebuy bebycgan vb to sell
bedder gebedda n bed fellow, consort
bedeal bedǣlan vb to remove from, to release from, to deprive of
bedip bedipan vb to submerge
beechurl bēoceorl n beekeeper of the churl class
beek gebēcan vb to grant by book or charter, to charter
beership gebēorscipe n a banquet with beer, convivium
befasten befæstnian vb to fix; to pledge, betroth
befold befealdan vb to fold, envelop, involve
befree befrēogan vb to free, liberate
befrine befrīnan vb to question, ask
begang begang n a course, a passage, a way; an undertaking
Beheem *Behēm {Behēmas} n(p) a Bohemian
belew belǣwan vb to bewray, to betray
belide behlīdan vb to cover, to close
belive belīfan vb to remain, be left
beload belādian vb to exculpate, to absolve, to acquit, to pardon
belook belōcian vb to behold
belouk belūcan vb to lock, shut, impede, preserve, protect, shut out, exclude
bemeld bemeldian vb to disclose, reveal, announce
bemete bemetan vb to compare
bemithe bemīðan vb to conceal, hide
ben benn ⁊ bennian n/vb an injury, a wound; to injure, to wound
beneam benǣman vb to take away, deprive of
benetide bēntīd n prayer time, rogation days, time for supplication
benim beniman vb take, assume, obtain, deprive
benote benotian vb to use, consume
bequilm becwylman vb to torment
bern beorn n man, warrior
bernet bernet n arson
berusing behrēowsung n repentance, penitence
beshear bescirian vb to deprive, seperate from
beshed bescēadan vb to seperate, discriminate
beshed bescēad n distinction
beshit bescītan vb to befoul, corrupt
beshow bescēawian vb to look around, survey, contemplate
besnead besnǣdan vb to cut, mutilate
bestirm bestyrman vb to agitate
beswem beswemm vb to make to bathe
beswing beswingan vb to beat to a pulp, strike excessively, plague
beteld beteldan vb to cover, to surround, to overwhelm
beward beweardian vb to guard, protect
bewit bewitan vb to watch over, guide, lead, administer
bework bewyrcan vb to construct, work
bewrite bewrītan vb to record
betharfly beþearflic adj useful, profitable
bethring beþringan vb to throng around, to press around, to encompass
betightle betīhtlian vb to accuse, to charge with a crime
betly betlīc adj excellent
betwixtsend betwyxsendan vb to intermit
bewean bewenian vb to entertain
beyeem begīeman vb to serve, attend
beyeet begēotan vb to flood, pour over, pour over big-time, infuse
birren biren n she-bear
birther byrþre n child-bearer, mother
birtherquelm beorþorcwelm n abortion
bisen bisen n example
bive bifian vb to tremble, quake
blethe blēað adj shy, timid
bow būan vb to settle, inhabit
brey bregu n (poetic) prince, lord, ruler
breystool bregustol n throne
breen berenian vb to adorn
brideleap brýdhlóp n nuptials, bridal, wedding
brim brim n surf, flood, wave, sea, ocean, water; sea-edge, shore
brimstream brimstrēam n sea current
brimlode brimlad n seaway
brird bryrdan vb to incite, urge on
brithel briðel adj fragile, weak
britten brytnian vb to distribute
brook brōcian vb to afflict
brough brōga n fear, horror, terror, dread
bye bīegan vb to bend, persuade
byleeve bīleofa n sustenance, nourrishment
byquid bīcwide n proverb, fable
bysmear bysmer n mockery, reproach, blasphemy
byspell bigspell n parable, fable, example, proverb
byword bīword n adverb
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