blótan
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Strong
Related §§ in Wright's OE Grammar:
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
blótan
ic blóte, ðú blótest, blétst, he blóteþ, blét, pl. blótaþ; p. ic, he bleót, ðú bleóte, pl. bleóton; pp. blóten; v. a. [blót a sacrifice] To sacrifice, to kill for a sacrifice; immolare, sacrificare Ðæt hí hiora godum ðe ýð blótan meahton that they might the more easily sacrifice to their gods, Ors. 2, 2; Bos. 40, 37: 4, 4; Bos. 80, 39: 5, 2; Bos. 102, 16. Ongunnon heora bearn blótan feóndum immolaverunt filios suos dæmoniis, Ps. Th. 105, 27: Cd. 138; Th. 173, 5; Gen. 2856. Úre yldran on ðam mónþe bleóton á our forefathers always sacrificed in this month, Hick. Thes. i. 219, 57. Ða burhleóde on Cartaina bleóton [bliotan MS.] men hira godum the inhabitants of Carthage sacrificed men to their gods, Ors. cont. 4, 4; Bos. 11, 32. Ðæt hine mon ǽnigum godum blóte that a man sacrifice him to any gods, Ors. 1, 8; Bos. 31, 11. Ðæt hí ða git swíðor blótten, ðonne hie ǽr dydon that they should sacrifice still more than they had done before, 4, 4; Bos. 80, 18. [M. H. Ger. bluoten: O. H. Ger. blozan, ploazzan, plozan: Goth. blotan: O. Dan. blothe: Swed. blota: Icel. blóta sacrificare.] DER. a-blótan, on-.
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