spelian
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Weak
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spelian
p. ode To act as the representative of another, to represent, to take, or stand in, the place of another Pronomen spelaþ ðone naman ... Gif ðú cwest: 'Hwá lǽrde ðé?' ðonne cweðe ic: 'Dúnstán.' 'Hwá hádode ðé?' 'Hé mé hádode:' ðonne stent se hé on his naman stede and spelaþ hine, Ælfc. Gr. 5; Zup. 8, 11-16. Se abbod, for ðig ðe hé Godes gespelia is (quia uices Christi in monasterio creditur agere), sig hláford geháten ... for ðæs lufe ðe hé spelaþ for the love of him whom he represents, R. Ben. 114, 24. Næs Isaac ofslegen ac se ramm hine spelode, Homl. Th. ii. 62, 25. Hé God spellode (spelode ?) he (Nebuchadnezzar) put himself in the place of God, Cd. Th. 257, 16; Dan. 658. Gif hé wrítan ne cunne bidde óðerne ðe cunne ðæt hine spelige si non scit literas, alter ab eo rogatus scribat, R. Ben. 100, 5. Nán gehádod man ne sceal him tó geteón, ðæt hé Crist spelige ofer his hálgan híréd, búton him seó notu fram Godes láreówum betǽht sý, Homl. Th. ii. 592, 29. v. á-spelian; ge-spelia, and next two words.
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