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brūcan, class 2 strong verb. 1. enjoy; use; benefit from; partake of. 2. eat.

These spellings occur in the Old English Aerobics texts:

 singularplural
infinitivebrūcan
present indicative1
2brȳcst
3
past indicative1brucon
2bruce
3brēac
present subjunctive
past subjunctivebruce
imperativeBrūc

This word occurs 13 times in the Old English Aerobics Anthology. To see a list of occurrences of brūcan in a text, click a title below. Click a line- or sentence-number to see the word in context.

Beowulf

  • 1953. brēac. enjoyed.
  • 2097. brēac. enjoyed.
  • 2162. Brūc. use.
  • 2812. brūcan. use.
  • 3100. brūcan. use, partake of, enjoy.

Boethius on Fame

  • [62] brūcan. partake of.

Dream of the Rood

  • 144 brūcan. enjoy.

Fall of Adam and Eve

Life of St Æthelthryth

  • [7] bruce. partook of.

Wanderer

  • 44 brēac. enjoyed, benefited from.

Exercises and sample sentences

  • brucon. enjoyed, used, benefited from, partook of, ate.
  • bruce. enjoyed, used, benefited from, partook of, ate.
  • brēac. enjoyed, used, benefited from, partook of, ate.