ofer-sittan
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Strong
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
ofer-sittan
I. to sit upon, occupy, take possession of Ofer-séton obsederunt, Ps. Surt. 21, 13. Ofersétun sáwle mine occupaverunt animam meam, 58, 4. Done mǽstan dǽl his hæfþ sǽ oferseten the greatest part of it the sea has occupied, Bt. 18, l ; Fox 62, 11 [We maȝen ouersitten þis lond. Laym. 8035.] II. to desist from, abstain from Ic ofersitte supersideo, . Ælfc. Gr. 47 ; Som. 48, 45. Ic gylp ofersitte I abstain from boasting, Beo. Th. 5050; B. 2528. Wit sculon secge ofersittan we shall abstain from the sword, not make use of swords, 1372; B. 684. [Cf. Prompt. Parv. ovyrsyttynge of dede or time omissio]
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