a-wéstan
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Weak
Related §§ in Wright's OE Grammar:
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a-wéstan
p. -wéste; pp. -wésted [-wéstd], -wést [a intensive, wéstan to waste] To waste, lay waste, depopulate, ravage, destroy; vastare, devastare, desertum facere, desolare Hí awéste eam vastavit, Jos. 10, 39. Hí ealle Ægypta awéston they laid waste all Egypt, Ors. 1, 10; Bos. 32, 26. Troia awésted wæs Troy was laid waste, 2, 2 ; Bos. 40, 28. Eall seó þeóð awést wearþ all the nation was laid waste, 3, 9; Bos. 66, 17, 19, 21. Sý wunung heora awést fiat habitatio eorum deserta, Ps. Spl. T. 68, 30. Wiðútan awést híg sweord swerd with outforth schal waaste [destroy] hem, Wyc; foris vastabit eos gladius, Cant. Moys. Isrl. Lamb. 193 a, 25. His stede oððe stówe híg awéston locum ejus desolaverunt, Ps. Lamb. 78, 7.
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