DWELLAN
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Weak
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DWELLAN
ic dwelle, ðú dwelest, dwelst, he dweleþ, dwelþ, pl. dwellaþ; p. dwealde, dwelede; pp. dweald, dweled. I. v. a. To lead into error, deceive, mislead; in errōrem dūcĕre, decĭpĕre Ic ðé ne dwelle I do not deceive thee, Bt. 35, 5; Fox 166, 1, MS. Cot. Ðú sǽdest ðæt ic ðé dwealde thou saidst that I deceived thee, 35, 5; Fox 164, 32. Me þincþ ðæt ðú me dwelle methinks that thou misleadest me, 35, 5; Fox 164, 12, MS. Cot. II. v. a. To prevent, hinder, delay; impĕdīre, tardāre Ic dysge dwelle I delay the foolish, Exon. 103 b; Th. 392, 27; Rä. 12, 3. Ne hine wiht dweleþ, ádl ne yldo nothing prevents him, disease nor age, Beo. Th. 3475, note; B. 1735. Se ealda dweleþ miltse mid máne the old one [the devil] prevents mercy with wickedness, Frag. Kmbl. 62; Leás. 33. III. v. n. To continue, remain, DWELL; mănēre, habĭtāre Nero on ðam holte on cýle and on hungre dwelode, óþ-dæt hine wulfas totǽron Nero remained in the wood, in cold and hunger, until wolves tore him to pieces, Homl. Th. i. 384, 10. [Piers P. dwelle to inhabit: Chauc. dwell to inhabit: Orm. dwellenn to dwell, delay: O. Sax. bi-dwelian to delay, prevent: M. H. Ger. twelen morāri: O. H. Ger. twálón, twaljan, tweljan morāri, impĕdīre: Dan. dwæle to tarry, delay, dwell: Swed. dwäljas to dwell: Icel. dwala to delay; dwelja to dwell, wait, stay.] DER. ge-dwellan.
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