ge-líhtan
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Weak
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
ge-líhtan
p. -líhte To lighten, mitigate, assuage; alleviare Mid ánre mæssan man mæg alýsan xii daga fæsten and mid x mæssan man mæg gelíhtan iiii monða fæsten and mid xxx mæssan man mæg gelíhtan xii monða fæsten with one mass a man may redeem a xii days' fast, and with x masses a man may lighten a iiii months' fast; and with xxx masses a man may lighten a xii months' fast, L. Pen. 19; Th. ii. 286, 6-9 : 14. Ðonne hie willaþ him selfum ðæt yfel ðæt hie ðurhtugon to swíðe ge-líhtan when they wish to make too light of the evil they have done, Past. 21; Swt. 159, 20; Hat. MS. Ic mínne ðurst geléhte [?] I assuaged my thirst [or gelehte from geleccan], Nar, 12, 11. [A. R. i-lihted alleviated : O. H. Ger. gi-líhten lenire.]
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