hæftan
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Weak
Related §§ in Wright's OE Grammar:
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
hæftan
p. hæfte; pp. hæfted, hæft To seize, bind, arrest, make captive, imprison Gif hé nite hwá hine áborgie hæfton hine if he knows not who will be his surety let them arrest him, L. Ath. i. 20; Th. i. 210, 8. Seó stów ðe ðú nú on hæft eart the place in which you are now imprisoned, Bt. 11, 1; Fox 32, 27. Hæft mid hringa gesponne bound with the clasp of rings, Cd. 25; Th. 47, 17; Gen. 762. Hringan hæfted confined with rings, Exon. 102 b; Th. 387, 8; Rä. 5, 2. Tó bodanne hæftedum prædicare captivis, Lk. Skt. Rush. 4, 18. [Goth. haftjan : O. Sax. heftian to bind, fetter : O. H. Ger. heftan : Ger. heften.] DER. be-, ge-hæftan. v. hæft.
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