Middle English Dictionary Entry

bōden v.(1)
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Definitions (Senses and Subsenses)

1.
To preach; preach (the Gospel).
2.
(a) To deliver a message; proclaim, announce, report (sth.); ~ hælo, bring greetings; (b) to deliver an order, order or command (sth.); boden fast, a prescribed fast.
3.
(a) To be a sign, symbol, or symptom of (sth.), signify, betoken; (b) to be an omen of (things to come); foreshadow, forebode (sth.); portend or threaten (ill); (c) to foretell, presage; ~ biforen.