ge-feohtan
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Wordclass: Verb
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ge-feohtan
p. -feaht, pl. -fuhton; pp. -fohten. I. to fight; pugnare And gif he ðonne wið hine gefeohtan ne mæg and if he may not fight against him, Lk. Bos. 14, 32. Ðe teáh mine fingras to gefeohtanne qui docet digitos meos ad bellum, Ps. Th. 143, 1. He wel gefeaht he fought well, Ors. 5, 13; Bos. 112, 34. Margareta wiþ ðone deófol gefæht Margaret fought with the devil, Nar. 39, 28. Gif hwá gefeohte on cyninges huse, sié [sy MSS. B. H.] he scyldig ealles his ierfes [yrfes MSS. B. H.] if any one fight in the king's house, let him be liable in all his property, L. In. 6; Th. i. 106, 2. Ðeáh hit sié on middurn felda gefohten though it be fought on mid-field, L. In. 6; Th. i. 106, 10 : Judth. 11; Thw. 23, 15; Jud. 122. II. to obtain by fighting; pugnando acquirere Ðæt he ne meahte wiht gefeohtan that he could not gain aught by fighting [lit. to fight ], Beo. Th. 2171; B. 1083. Dóm gefeohtan to gain glory by fighting, Bryht. Th. 135, 37; By. 129. Hæfde ðá gefohten foremǽrne blǽd Judith Judith had gained exceeding great glory, Judth. 11; Thw. 23, 15; Jud. 122. [Cf. Ger. erfechten.] v. feohtan.
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