ge-sittan
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Strong
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
ge-sittan
p. -sæt, pl. -sǽton; pp. -seten. I. to sit, sit down, settle, lean, recline; sĕdēre, consīdĕre, discumbĕre Ic gesitte I sit, Exon. 73 a; Th. 272, 6; Jul. 495. Hí gesittaþ him on gesundum þingum they sit in sound condition, 89 b; Th. 337, 1; Gn. Ex. 58. He wið earm gesæt he leaned on his arm, Beo. Th. 1503; B. 749: Cd. 223; Th. 291, 18; Sat. 432. Ðá eóde he into ðæs Fariseiscan húse, and gesæt ingressus dŏmum Pharisæi discŭbuit, Lk. Bos. 7, 36. Alexander æt Somnite gemǽre and Rómána gesæt Alexander posted himself on the boundary of the Samnites and the Romans, Ors. 3, 7; Bos. 58, 28. Gesǽton searuþancle sundor to rúne the wise of thought sat apart in council, Andr. Kmbl. 2323; An. 1163: Elen. Kmbl. 1732 ; El. 868. Twegen iunge men gesǽton æt me two young men sat by me, Bd. 5, 13; S. 632, 35. Him cierde eall ðæt folc to, ðe on Mercna lande geseten wæs all the people who were settled in the Mercians' land submitted to him, Chr. 922 ; Erl. 108, 34. Hie hæfdon heora stemn gesetenne they had sat out their time of service, Chr. 894; Erl. 90, 31. II. to occupy, possess, inhabit; possĭdēre, hăbĭtāre Ðeáh ðe wyrigcwydole Godes ríce gesittan ne mágon quamvis maledīci regnum Dei possĭdēre non possint, Bd. 4, 26; S. 602, 11. Sume sécaþ and gesittaþ hámas on heolstrum some seek and occupy houses in caverns, Exon. 33 b; Th. 107, 3; Gú. 53: Cd. 170; Th. 213, 34; Exod. 562. Paulinus gesæt ðæt biscepsetl on Hrófes ceastre Paulinus occupied the bishop's see at Rochester, Chr. 633; Erl. 24, 7: 890; Erl. 87, 27: Beo. Th. 1270; B. 633. Hí folca gewinn fremdra gesǽton lăbōres pŏpŭlōrum possēdērunt, Ps. Th. 104, 39: 77, 56: Cd. 46; Th. 59, 9; Gen. 961. Bútan óðrum manegum gesetenum íglandum besides many other inhabited islands, Ors. 1, 1; Bos. 16, 25. Us is aléfed heofena ríce to gesittenne we are permitted to occupy heaven's kingdom, Blickl. Homl. 137, 15: Ors. 6, 34; Bos. 130, 23.
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