eáhtan
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Uncertain
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
eáhtan
éhtan, iehtan. I. to observe, judge; observāre, æstimāre, reputāre We mágon eáhtan and sóþe secgan ðæt we may judge and soothly say that, Exon. 30 b; Th. 94, 34; Cri. 1550. Wile fæder eáhtan hú suna bringen sáwle the father will judge how his sons bring their minds, 23 b; Th. 66, 20; Cri. 1074. II. c. gen. To watch any one, pursue, persecute; persĕqui Bona eáhteþ ánbúendra the murderer persecutes lone dwellers, Exon. 33 b; Th. 107, 15; Gú. 59: 37 b; Th. 123, 4; Gú. 317: Ps. Th. 118, 150. [O. Sax. ahtian perséjui; O. Frs. achta, echta, achtia damnāre, judicāre: Ger. aschten proscribĕre: M. H. Ger. áhten, æhten : O. H. Ger. āhtian, áhtón, ahtén persĕqui.] v. óht.
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