Cognate with Old Norse gnΓΊa and Old High German niuwan. This etymology is incomplete. You can help Wiktionary by elaborating on the origins of this term.



𐌱𐌽𐌰𐌿𐌰𐌽 β€’ (bnauan)

  1. (hapax legomenon) to rub
    • Luke 6:1b:
      𐌾𐌰𐌷 π‚πŒ°πŒΏπ€πŒΉπŒ³πŒ΄πŒ³πŒΏπŒ½ πŒ°πŒ·πƒπŒ° πƒπŒΉπ€π‰πŒ½πŒΎπ‰πƒ πŒΉπƒ 𐌾𐌰𐌷 πŒΌπŒ°π„πŒΉπŒ³πŒ΄πŒ³πŒΏπŒ½ πŒ±πŒ½πŒ°πŒΏπŒ°πŒ½πŒ³πŒ°πŒ½πƒ 𐌷𐌰𐌽𐌳𐌿𐌼.
      jah raupidΔ“dun ahsa sipōnjōs is jah matidΔ“dun bnauandans handum.
      and his disciples plucked the ears of corn, and did eat, rubbing them in their hands. (KJV)


Only the present participle πŒ±πŒ½πŒ°πŒΏπŒ°πŒ½πŒ³πƒ (bnauands) is attested, which is not enough to determine a conjugation class. It could be a class 7 strong verb like its Old Norse and Old High German cognates, or a class 3 weak verb like π„π‚πŒ°πŒΏπŒ°πŒ½ (trauan), or an irregular verb like 𐌱𐌰𐌿𐌰𐌽 (bauan).

Further readingEdit

  • Streitberg, Wilhelm (1910). Die gotische Bibel. Zweiter Teil: Gotisch-griechisch-deutsches WΓΆrterbuch. Heidelberg: Carl Winter’s UniversitΓ€tsbuchhandlung, p.Β 22