slǽtan
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Weak
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
slǽtan
p. te [causative of siítan; cf. bait an animal, and bite] To slate [Halliwell quotes from a book of 1697 to slate a beast is to hound a dog at him; and in Ray's North-country Words (1691), E. D. S. Pub. Gloss. B. 15, 'to slete a dog, ' is to set him at anything, as swine, sheep, etc. In Gloss. B. 17 the form is sleat.], bait, set dogs on, hunt with dogs Man slætte ǽnne fearr, and se fear arn him tógeánes, Homl. Skt. i. 12, 72. [Heo leiden to him, sum wið stan, sum wið ban, and sleatten on him hundes (sletten him wið hundes), Jul. 53, 16. To slætenn affter sawless, Orm. 13485. Tho hede the wrecne (the wolf) fomen inowe, That weren egre him to slete Mid grete houndes, and to bete, Rel. Ant. ii. 278, 23. Cf. O. H. Ger. sleizan scindere, vellicare,] v. next word.
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