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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.


A B C D E F G H I K L M N O P Q R S U W Y



bairn 'OE bearn' 'n' 'child'
balebenn 'OE bealubenn' 'n' 'mortal wound'
balecraft 'OE bealucraeft' 'n' 'magic art'
balequealm 'OE bealucwealm' 'n' 'violent death'
baledeed 'OE bealudaéd' 'n' 'evil deed, sin'
balesear 'OE bealusearu' 'n' 'wicked art/machination'
balesorrow 'OE bealusorg' 'n' 'dire sorrow'
balespell 'OE bealuspell' 'n' 'baleful message'
bawse ‘OE basu’ ‘adj’ ‘purple, scarlet, crimson’
bebear 'OE beberan' 'vb' 'carry to, supply with'
bebrook 'OE bebrúcan' 'vb' 'practice, consume(food)'
bebuy 'OE bebycgan' 'vb' 'sell'
bequilm 'OE becwylman' 'vb' 'torment'
bedip 'OE bedipan' 'vb' baptize, baptize by immersion
bedwalen ‘OE gedwolen' 'adj' perverted, twisted
bedwalesome ‘OE gedwolsum' 'adj' misleading, erroneous, wrong
befold 'OE befealdan' 'vb' 'fold, envelop, involve'
befree 'OE befréogan' 'vb' 'free, liberate'
befrine 'OE befrínan' 'vb' 'question, ask'
belive 'OE belífan' 'vb' 'remain, be left'
belock 'OE belúcan' 'vb' ', lock, shut, impede, preserve, protect, shut out, exclude'
belook 'OE belócian' 'vb' 'behold'
bemeld 'OE bemeldian' 'vb' 'disclose, reveal, announce'
bemithe 'OE bemíðan' 'vb' 'conceal, hide'
beneam 'OE benaéman' 'vb' 'take away, deprive of'
benim 'OE beniman' 'vb' 'take, assume, obtain, deprive'
benote 'OE benotian' 'vb' 'use, consume'
berg 'OE beorgan' 'vb' 'protect,' 'save,' 'deliver'
berg 'OE beorg' 'n' 'mountain'
beshear 'OE bescierian' 'vb' 'deprive, seperate from'
beshed 'OE bescéadan' 'vb' 'seperate, discriminate'
beshed 'OE bescéad' 'n' 'distinction'
beshit 'OE bescítan' 'vb' 'befoul, corrupt'
beshow 'OE bescéawian' 'vb' 'look around, survey, contemplate'
besnead 'OE besnaédan' 'vb' 'cut, mutilate'
bestorm or bestirm 'OE bestyrman' 'vb' 'agitate'
beswem 'OE beswemm' 'vb' 'to make to bathe'
beswing 'OE beswingan' 'vb' 'beat to a pulp, strike excessively, plague'
bewad 'OE bewadan' 'vb' 'to emerge'
beward 'OE beweardian' 'vb' 'guard, protect'
bewit 'OE bewitan' 'vb' 'watch over,guide, lead, administer'
bework 'OE bewyrcan' 'vb' 'construct, work
bewrite 'OE bewrítan' 'vb' 'record'
betharf 'OE beþearfan' 'vb' 'need'
betharfly 'OE beþearflic' 'adj' 'profitable'
bey 'OE bīegan' 'vb' 'bend, persuade'
beyote OE 'bigeotan' 'vb' flood, pour over, pour over big-time, infuse
birther 'OE byþre' 'n' 'child-bearer, mother'
birtherquelm 'OE beorþorcwelm' 'n' 'abortion'
bisen 'OE bisen' 'n' 'example'
bive 'OE bifian' 'vb' 'tremble, quake'
blethe 'OE bléað' 'adj' 'shy, timid'
breen OE 'berenian' 'vb' 'adorn' 
brim OE 'brim' 'n' 'surf, flood, wave, sea, ocean, water; sea-edge, shore'
brimstream OE 'brimstréam' 'n' 'sea current'
brimlode OE 'brimlad' 'n' seaway
brithel 'OE briðel' 'adj' 'fragile, weak'
britten 'OE brytnian' 'vb' 'distribute'
broc 'OE brocian' 'vb' 'afflict'
brord 'OE bryrdan' 'vb' 'incite, urge on'
brough 'OE brōga' 'n' 'fear, horror, terror, dread'
bylive 'OE bīleofa' 'n' 'sustenance, nourrishment'
byname OE 'binama' 'n' 'pronoun' bi (by) + nama (name)
byspell 'OE bīspell' 'n' 'example'
byword 'OE biword' 'n' 'adverb' bi (by) + word