stæpe
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Masculine
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stæpe
stepe, es; pl. stæpas, stapas, stæpe; m. I. a step, pace (lit. and fig.) Stæpe, stepe passus, Ælfc. Gr. 11; Zup. 79, 8. Ne mágon becuman ða stæpas ðæs weorces ðieder ðe hé wilnaþ, Past. 11; Swt. 65, 17. Ágotene synt míne stapas (stæpas, Spl.), Ps. Lamb. 72, 2. Ǽlc ðæra stæpa and fótlǽsta ðe wé tó cyricean weard gestæppaþ, Wulfst. 302, 26. Mid heora þeáwa stæpum Drihtne filiaþ, Homl. Th. i. 120, 28. Se ðe beforan ðǽm stæpum his weorca ne lócaþ, Past. 39; Swt. 287, 18. His weg and his stæpas tó sceáwianne, 18; Swt. 131, 21. Geriht míne stæpas on ðíne wegas,,Ps. Th. 16, 5. Stapas, Ps. Lamb. 84, 14: 118, 133: Wulfst. 247, 2. Gelǽd mé on stige ðǽr ic stæpe míne on ðínum bebodum brýce hæbbe deduc me in semitam mandatorum tuorum, Ps. Th. 118, 33. I a. a step, pace as a measure of distance :-- Stæpe passus, furlang stadium, Wrt. Voc. i. 38, 8. Nis án stæpe ðæt seó eá wille oferyrnan, Wulfst. 211, 14. Ne gang ðú, móna, ánne stæpe furðor, Jos. 10, 12. Swá hwá swá ðe genýt þúsend stapa, Mt. Kmbl. 5, 41. II. stepping, going Germanus ðam healtan geongan his stæpe geedníwode and ðam Godes folce geedníwode ðone stæpe rihtes geleáfan Germanus claudo juveni incessum et populo Dei gressum recuperarit fidei, Bd. i. 21; S. 485, 5-9. Strong on stæpe, Exon. Th. 498, 23; Rä. 88, 6. III. a step, that on which the foot may be placed Ðá ástáh Isachar up on ðone ýtemestan stæpe the topmost of the steps leading to the temple, Homl. Ass. 129, 431. Stapas vel stírápas scansilia, Wrt. Voc. i. 41, 34. On ðære hlǽddra is twá and sixti stapa, Anglia xi. 5, 22. Stæpena, 4, 11. Ne gá ðú on stapum tó mínum weofode, Ex. 20, 26. Hé stíhþ be ðære hlǽddre stapum, Homl. Skt. i. 1, 22. III a. that on which the lower part of any thing rests, the step of a mast, a pedestal :-- Stepe bassis, Wrt. Voc. ii. 12, 50. Hig fæstniaþ ðone stepe þurh ða þilinge, Shrn. 35, 14. Tredelas vel stæpas bases, Wrt. Voc. i. 21, 48. Hearpan stapas cerimingius (? v. stalu), Wrt. Voc. ii. 130, 40. IV. a degree Hád oððe stæpe (stepe) gradus, Ælfc. Gr. 11; Zup. 79, 9. Positivus is se forma stæpe (stepe), comparativus is se óðer stæpe (stepe), superlativus is se ðridda stæpe (stepe), 5; Zup. 15, 20. Synd þrý stæpas gecorenra manna. Se nyðemysta stæpe ... Se óðer stæpe is on wydewan háde ... Se héhsta stæpe is on mægðhádes mannum, Homl. Th. ii. 70, 17-23: 94, 15. Be ðám twelf stæpum eáðmódnesse. Ðære forman eáðmódnysse stæpe is, R. Ben. 23, 16. Seofon stapas sindon háligra háda ... Ðone forman stæpe béte man mid áne punde ... Æt ðam ódrum stæpe twá pund tó bóte ... Æt ðam þriddan stæpe, etc., L. E. B. 1-8; Th. ii. 240, 242. [O. Frs. stap: O. H. Ger. stapfo passus, gradus, incessus, vestigium.] v. in-, on-stæpe; ord-stapu (read -stæpe); in-stæpe, -stæpes.
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