be-sencan, wk.v: to sink, plunge, submerge, drown. (“beh-sen-kan”)
Today is the Feast of St Clement. Read his story in my Wordhord Wednesday post on Patreon.
Further information from Kazutomo Karasawa’s The Old English Metrical Calendar (Menologium) (Cambridge, 2015):
þænne embe eahta niht / and feowerum þætte fan Gode / besenctun on sægrund sigefæstne wer, / on brime haran, þe iu beorna fela / Clementes oft clypiað to þearfe.
—The Old English Metrical Calendar (Menologium), lines 210b-214
Then it is after eight and four nights that people hostile to God drowned the victorious man on the seabed, in the grey sea, to whom many men often pray, in advance (of his feast), to Clement, as is needed.
—translation by K. Karasawa