fæstan
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Weak
Related §§ in Wright's OE Grammar:
§5,
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
fæstan
-nian; p. fæste; pp. fæsted [fæst fast, firm] . I. to fasten, make fast or firm, entrust, commit, commend; firmāre, commendāre, Lk. Lind. War. 23, 46. II. some have taught and now teach that he who fasts properly, fastens or secures his salvation, hence, perhaps,-To FAST; jējūnāre Ne mágon hí fæstan non possunt jējūnāre, Mk. Bos. 2, 19. [Wyc. fastiden, p. pl. fastened, made firm; fasten = to fast: Piers P. festnen to fasten; fasten to fast: Orm. fesstnenn to fix; fasstenn to fast: Plat. vesten to fasten; fasten to fast: O. Sax. festian, festan to fasten: Frs. festgjen to fasten: O. Frs. festigia to fasten; festia to fast: Dut. vesten to fasten; vasten to fast: Ger. festen commonly be-festigen to fasten; fasten to fast: M. H. Ger. vesten to fasten; vasten to fast: O. H. Ger. fastjan, festan firmāre; fastén to fast: Goth. fastan to fasten, fast: Dan. fæaste to fasten; faste to fast: Swed. fästa to fasten; fasta to fast: Icel. festa to fasten; fasta to fast.] DER. æt-fæstan, a-, be-, bi-, ge-, gelíf-, gesige-, líf-, óþ-.
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