fæsten
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Neuter
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fæsten
es; n. [fæstan II. to fast] . I. a fast, fasting; jējūnium Ðis feówertigfealde fæsten wæs asteald on ðære ealdan gecýðnysse this fortyfold fast was established in the old testament, Homl. Th. ii. 100, 1. Nis ðæs mannes fæsten náht, ðe hine sylfne on forhæfednysse dagum fordrencþ the man's fasting is naught, who inebriates himself on days of abstinence, 608, 23: Homl. Blick. 37, 31. Twá dæglíc fæsten oððe þreó dæglíc is genóh to healdenne bĭduānum vel trĭduānum sat est observāre jējūnium, Bd. 4, 25; S. 600, 8. Ðes gearlíca ymryne us gebrincþ efne nú ða clǽnan tíd lenctenlíces fæstenes this yearly course just now brings us the pure time of the lenten fast, Homl. Th. ii. 98, 25: Homl. Blick. 27, 23. Ðæs feówertiglícan fæstenes quadrāgēsĭmæ, Bd. 3, 23; S. 554, 38. Gif mæsse-preóst folc miswyssige æt fæstene if a mass-priest misdirect the people about a fast, L. E. G. 3; Th. i. 168, 9: L. N. P. L. 11; Th. ii. 292; 11. Búton þurh gebédu and on fæstene nisi in orātiōne et jējūnio, Mk. Bos. 9, 29: Ps. Lamb. 34, 13. Hí fæsten lufiaþ they love fasting, Exon. 44 b; Th. 150, 18; Gú. 780. Gif mon his heówum in fæsten flǽsc gefe if a man during a fast give flesh-meat to his family, L. Wih. 14; Th. i. 40, 9: L. E. G. 8; Th. i. 172, 6. Þurh gebéd and fæsten per orātiōnem et jējūnium, Mt. Bos. 17, 21: Ps. Th. 68, 10. We úrne líchoman clǽnsiaþ mid fæstenum and mid gebédum we cleanse our bodies with fastings and prayers, Homl. Blick. 39, 2. On fæstenum and on hálsungum jējūniis et obsecrātiōnĭbus, Lk. Bos. 2, 37: Ps. Th. 108, 24. Freólsa and fæstena healde man rihtlíce let festivals and fasts be rightly kept, L. Eth. vi. 22; Th. i. 320, 10. II. a fastness, fortress, bulwark, place of strength, a castle, wall; mūnīmentum, arx, castellum Ealle hire fæstenu híg fordilegodon mid fýre all her strongholds they destroyed with fire, Jos. 11, 12. Nearo fæsten narrow fastness, Bd. 4, 26; S. 602, 20. III. an inclosed place, cloister; claustrum Fæsten vel clauster claustrum, Ælfc. Gl. 109; Som. 79, 15; Wrt. Voc. 58, 56. [O. Sax. festí, f. fortress, strength: O. Frs. fest junction: Dut. vest, f. a city wall, fortress: Ger. feste, f. a fortress: M. H. Ger. veste, f. firmness, solidity, fortress: O. H. Ger. fastí, festí, f. firmĭtas, rōbur, arx: Dan. fæste, n. a handle: Swed. fäste, n. firmament, castle: Icel. festa, f. a pledge; festr, festi, f. that by which a thing is fastened.] DER. burh-fæsten, éðel-, lagu-, sǽ-, þell-, weall-, wudu-.
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