germ., stark. Verb:
nhd. bezwingen;
ne. defeat (Verb);
Rekontruktionsbasis: afries., as., ahd.;
s. *bi, *þwengan;
afries. bi-thwing-a* 8, stark. Verb (3a), bezwingen;
nfries. betwingen, betwingjen, Verb, bezwingen;
as. bi-thwing-an* 8, bi-thwind-an*, stark. Verb (3a), zwingen, bezwingen, beengen;
mnd. bedwingen, stark. Verb, bezwingen, zwingen, unterwerfen;
ahd. bidwingan* 71, stark. Verb (3a), bezwingen, bedrängen, zwingen;
mhd. betwingen, stark. Verb, bedrängen, beengen, bezwingen, bändigen;
nhd. bezwingen, stark. Verb, bezwingen, besiegen, zwingen, DW 1, 1804;
Literatur: Falk\/Torp 196, Seebold 527

Germanisches Wörterbuch . 2014.

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