onettan
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Weak
Related §§ in Wright's OE Grammar:
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onettan
p. te. I. to hasten, move rapidly Ǽlc wlite tó ende éfsteþ and onetteþ, Blickl. Homl. 57, 28. Tó ðam onet Egeas unforwandodlíce, Homl. Th. i. 592, 17. Deáþ eów ǽlce dæg tóweardes onet, Bt. 39, l; Fox 210, 28. Eall moncynn irnaþ and onettaþ, 37, 2 ; Fox 188, 14. Hé onette on ðære byrig him tó fultume, Jos. 10, 33. Hé wið mín onette, Homl. Th. ii. 352, 4. Wið ðæs fæstengeates folc onette, Judth. Thw. 23, 39; Jud. 162. Ðá onette Abrahames mǽg tó ðam fæstenne. Cd. Th. 153, 3; Gen. 2533. Éfste ðá swíðe and onette forþ foldwege, 174, 3; Gen. 2872. Hié swíðe on ða úre wíc onetton and in ða feóllon ad castra confluxere , Nar. 13, 14. Onettad agitate, Wrt. Voc. ii. 99, 56. Onettendum (festinantibus ) cretum, 147, 80. II. to make a quick movement, to anticipate Onette occupavit, 63, 30. Hé gebrægd his swurd and wolde mé ofsleán ðǽr ic him ne onette and ic ðæt wíf gegripe be hire earme and mé tóforan ábrǽd and ðǽr ðis nǽre ðonne wǽre mín blód instæpe ágoten he drew his sword and would have slain me, if I had not anticipated him, and had seized the woman by her arm, and drew her before me; and if it had not been for this, my blood would have been straightway shed, Shrn. 39, 16. III. to be quick in one's movements or actions, be active, quick or busy Byrig fægriaþ wongas wlitigaþ woruld onetteþ fair grow the towns, beauteous the plains, the world is quickened (in the spring ), Exon. Th. 308, 34 ; Seef. 49. Lég onetteþ busy shall the flame be (at the day of judgment ), 448, 17; Dóm. 55: 212, 29; Ph. 217. Sceal onettan se ðe ágan wile líf æt Meotude ðenden him leóht and gǽst somod fæst seón diligent must he be, while light and spirit hold fast together, who life will receive at the hands of the Lord, 96, 24; Cri. 1529. Rǽd sceal mon secgan, dæges onettan (cf. the night cometh, when no man can work ), 342, 11 ; Gn. Ex. 141. [Cf. O. H. Ger. anazzan sollicitare, excitare, inflammare, hortari, instigare.]
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