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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *beudaną, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰewdʰ-. Germanic cognates include Old Frisian biāda, Old Saxon biodan, Middle Dutch bieden (Dutch bieden), Old High German biotan (German bieten), Old Norse bjóða (Danish byde, Swedish bjuda (command, show)), Gothic *𐌱𐌹𐌿𐌳𐌰𐌽 (*biudan) (attested in compounds). The Indo-European root is also the source of Ancient Greek πυνθάνομαι (punthánomai, learn), Sanskrit बुध्यते (búdhyate, wake), Old Church Slavonic бъдети (bŭdeti) (Russian будить (buditʹ, wake)), Lithuanian budeti (awake).

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bēodan

  1. to offer, give
    Hafa arna þanc ðara, ðe ðu unc bude. Thanks for the kindnesses which you offered us as host.
  2. to proclaim, announce
    Geacas gear budon. Cuckoos announced the year.

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