sehtan
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Weak
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
sehtan
p. te To bring about agreement between people, to settle a dispute Cristenum cyninge gebyreþ ðæt hé eall cristen folc sibbie and sehte mid rihtre lage, L. I. P. 2 ; Th. ii. 304, 12 : Wulfst. 266, 17. Ðæt wé habban ús gemǽne sibbe and sóme, and ǽlce sace sehtan, 272, 23. Bisceop sceal beón symle ymbe sóme and ymbe sibbe . . . Hé sceal georne saca sehtan and friþ wyrcan, L. I. P. 7 ; Th. ii. 312, 14. [A porueance . . . thut lond uor to seyte, R. Glouc. 533, 15. We schul saughte sone (cf. we schulle ben at oon, 156), Chauc. Tale of Gamelyn, 150. Ȝe schulle sauȝte (agree), Piers P. A-Text, MS. T. 4, 2. Icel, sætta to bring about agreement.] v. ge-sehtian.
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