bryttian
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Weak
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
bryttian
brittian, bryttigan, brytian; pl. bryttigaþ; p. bryttade; v. a. To divide into fragments, dispense, rule, use; dispensare frustatim, gubernare Hí hit him bryttian sceoldon they should dispense it to them, Past. 44, 1; Hat. MS. 61a. 13. Land bryttade ruled the land, Cd. 62; Th. 75, 6; Gen. 1236. Mihton mægyn bryttigan might use force, Cd. 4; Th. 4, 12 ; Gen. 52. [Icel. brytja to chop, cut in pieces.]
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