biddan

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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Proto-Germanic *bidjaną (to ask), from Proto-Indo-European *gʷʰedʰ-. Cognate with Old Frisian bidda (West Frisian bidde), Old Saxon biddian (Low German bidden), Dutch bidden, Old High German bitten (German bitten), Old Norse biðja (Danish bede, Swedish bedja, be), Gothic 𐌱𐌹𐌳𐌾𐌰𐌽 (bidjan).

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Verb[edit]

biddan

  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)

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