dihtan
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Weak
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
dihtan
ic dihte; p. ic, he [dihtde = ] dihte, dyhte, pl. dihton; pp. dihted; v. a. I. to set in order, dispose, arrange, appoint, direct, compose; parāre, dispōnĕre, instruĕre, constituĕre, compōnĕre Abram ðá dyde, swá swá him dyhte Sarai Abraham then did as Sarah arranged, Gen. 16, 3: Jn. Bos. 18, 14. Ic eów dihte, swá mín Fæder me ríce dihte ego dispōno vobis, sīcut dispŏsuit mihi pater meus regnum, Lk. Bos. 22, 29. Ðǽr se Hǽlend heom dihte ubi constituĕrat illis Iesus, Mt. Bos. 28, 16: 25, 19. II. to order, dictate, indite; dirĭgĕre, dictāre Hí didon ðá, swá swá him dihte Iosue then they did as Joshua ordered them, Jos. 8, 8. Drihten dihte him hwæt he dón sceolde Domĭnus omnia opĕra ejus dirĭgēbat, Gen. 39, 23. [Wyc. diting an inditing, writing: Piers P. Chauc. dighte to dispose: Laym. dihte, dihten to rule, dispose, indite: Plat. tichten to fix, appoint, dispose: Dut. Ger. dichten carmĭna compōnĕre: Kil. dichten dictāre: M. H. Ger. tihten fingĕre: O. H. Ger. dihtón dictāre: Dan. digte to make poems: Swed. dikta to fable, feign: Icel. dikta to compose, feign: Lat. dictāre to dictate.] DER. a-dihtan, ge-.
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