hálsian
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Weak
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hálsian
heálsian [Ettmüller connects this verb in the sense obsecrare with hals, and writes halsian, healsian; the forms in which ea occurs seem to favour this writing, while reference to cognate dialects seems to point to á] To beseech, entreat, implore, adjure, conjure, exorcise Ic hálsige and bidde ðone gelǽredan ðæt hé ðæt ús ne wíte I beseech and beg the learned not to blame us for it, Guthl. prol; Gdwin. 2, 10: Blickl. Homl. 57, 33. Ic hálsige ðé þurh ðone lifiendan God adjuro te per Deum vivum, Mt. Kmbl. 26, 63: Exon. 72 a; Th. 269, 6; Jul. 446: Blickl. Homl. 151, 22. Ic eów hálsige scucna englas ðæt gé leng ne beran I adjure you, devils' angels, that ye bear him no longer, 189, 7. Ic ðé hálsige for ðínre þeówene Sancta Marian I entreat thee for the sake of thy servant Saint Mary, 89, 17: Exon. 73 b; Th. 274, 26; Jul. 539: Cd. 222; Th. 290, 28; Sat. 422. Ic ðé heálsige I beseech thee, Bt. 22, 2; Fox 78, 10. Ic heálsige obsecro, Past. 18, 6; Swt. 137, 17. Ic hálsigo ðec exorcizo te, Rtl. 100, 27: 117, 34. Exorcista is on Englisc se ðe mid áþe hálsaþ ða áwyrgedan gástas ðe wyllaþ menn dreccan þurh ðæs Hǽlendes naman ðæt hý ða menn forlǽton exorcista is in English he who with oath conjures the accursed spirits that will torment men, in the Saviour's name to leave those men, L. Ælfc. C. 13; Th. ii. 348, 1. Hé ðone unlybban on Godes naman hálsode he exorcised the poison, Homl. Th. i. 72, 24. For ðam ðe hé hálsode Israhéla bearn for he had strictly sworn the children of Israel, Ex. 13, 19. Hé hie heálsade he entreated them, Ors. 4, 6; Swt. 178, 14: Beo. Th. 4270; B. 2132. Fæder and módor hálsedon hí dæt hí forlétan ðone cristes geleáfan father and mother implored them to forsake the faith of Christ, Shrn. 92, 13. Heálsa hine suá suá ðínne fæder obsecra ut patrem, Past. 25; Swt. 181, 2. On wigbedde tó hálsienne in altari ad augurandum, Cot. 17, Lye. [Laym. A. R. halsien: Chauc. halse: O. H. Ger. heilison augurari: cf. Icel. heilsa to salute, greet.] v. gehalsian [where read ge-hálsian] and hálsung.
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