hæft
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Masculine
Related §§ in Wright's OE Grammar:
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hæft
es; m. I. one seized or taken, a captive Hé licgan geseah hæftas in hylle he saw captives lying in hell, Cd. 229; Th. 309, 27; Sat. 717 : 217; Th. 277, 10; Sat. 202 : Exon. 10 a; Th. 10, 18; Cri. 154 : Andr. Kmbl. 2142; An. 1072. Wé ðé biddaþ ðæt ðú gehýre hæfta stefne we beseech thee to hear the voice of the captives, Exon. 13 a; Th. 22, 32; Cri. 360. Under hæftum amid the captives, Cd. 220; Th. 284, 9; Sat. 319. II. one taken and enslaved, a slave, servant Ðá bebohtan bearn Iacobes Ioseph ðǽr hine grame hæfdon tó hæfte in servum venumdatus est Ioseph, Ps. Th. 104, 15. Hweorfon ða hǽðenan hæftas fram ðám hálgan cnihton the heathen slaves went from the holy youths, Cd. 187; Th. 232, 28; Dan. 267. Gearwe stódun hæftas heársume ready stood the slaves obedient, Exon. 43 a; Th. 145, 19; Gú. 697. [Icel. haftr a prisoner, bondman : cf. Goth. hafts joined : O. Sax. haft : O. H. Ger. haft vinctus, captivus.]
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