plættan
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Weak
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
plættan
p. te To give a sounding blow, to smack Hí plætton hyne mid hyra handum dabunt ei alapas, Jn. Skt. 19, 3. [He come plattinde (tramping, making a noise with the feet), Havel. 2282. Plette ; pl. hurried, 2613. His heued of he plette (struck), 2626. Plat, 2755. Platch to make a heavy noise in walking, with quick short steps, Jamieson's Dict. O. Du. platten, pletten : M. H. Ger. blatren, platren to strike noisily : Ger. platzen. Of onomatopoetic origin; cf. smack.] v. eár-plættan and preceding word.
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