métan
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Strong
Related §§ in Wright's OE Grammar:
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métan
p. te To meet with, come upon, come across, find Ealle ðe hé mildheorte méteþ and findeþ, Ps. Th. 75, 6. For ðý hí hit ne gemétaþ (MS. Cott. métaþ) ðe hí hit on riht ne sécaþ, Bt. 36, 3; Fox 178, 4. Gé unæþelne ǽnigne [ne] métaþ (gé nánne ne mágon métan unæþelne, Bt. 30, 2; Fox 110, 16), Bt. Met. Fox 17, 34; Met. 17, 17. Moette offendit, Wrt. Voc. ii. 115, 41. Métte, 63, 35. Ðá eode hé furþor óþ hé gemétte (MS. Cott. métte) ða Parcas then he went on until he came upon the Fates, Bt. 35, 6; Fox 168, 24. Ðá métte hé ðane man forþféredne he found the man departed, Blickl. Homl. 217, 17. Hé ne métte mundgripe máran, Beo. Th. 1506; B. 751: Andr. Kmbl. 942; An. 471: 1106; An. 553. Hé þreó métte róda ætsomne he came upon three crosses together, Elen. Kmbl. 1663; El. 833. Hí métton invenerunt, Ps. Spl. 106, 4. Nime se ðe hit on his æcere méte, L. In. 42; Th. i. 128, 14. Swá ǽr swá hé hádes wyrþne mon métan mihte as soon as he could meet with a man worthy of the (episcopal) rank, Bd. 3, 29; S. 561, 26. Ðǽr byþ sóþ symble méted truth is ever found there, Ps. Th. 118, 160. Ðæt sigorbeácen méted wǽre, funden in foldan, Elen. Kmbl. 1969; El. 986. [Goth. ga-mótjan: O. Sax. mótian: O. Frs. méta: Icel. mœta.] v. ge-métan.
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