swǽtan
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Weak
Related §§ in Wright's OE Grammar:
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swǽtan
p. te To sweat. I. of the natural moisture of the skin Ðætte hé swá swíþe swǽtte swá hé in swoloþan middes sumeres wǽre quia ita, quasi in media aestatis caumate, sudaverit , Bd. 3, 19; S. 549, 29. Sitte hé on bæþe óó ðæt hé swǽte . . . óþ hé wel swǽte, Lchdm. ii. 290, 1-6. Ðæt se mon swǽte swíþe, 332, 2 : iii. 8, 11. Hé ongan blácian and ungefóhlíce swǽtan, Homl. Th. i. 414, 12: Wulfst. 141, 3. I a. to sweat with hard labour, so to toil :-- Ðæm ðe nú on gódum weorcum ne swǽt and suíðe ne suinceþ qui nunc in bonis operibus non exsudat , Past. 39, 2; Swt. 285, 13. Sume sceufon, sume tugon and swýðe swǽtton, óð ðæt hig geteorode wǽron, Shrn. 154, 27. Winnende vel swǽtende desudans, i. laborans , Wrt. Voc. ii. 139, 37. II. to SWANGORNESS. 943" title="Page b0943 - SWÆÞ — SWANGORNESS. 943">sweat, send forth like sweat, to exude (of persons or things) Hí fleóþ and blóde hí swǽtaþ, Nar. 35, 33. Fýre swǽtaþ blácan líge they sweat fire and flame. Exon. Th. 385, 12; Rä. 4, 43. Mon geseah twegen sceldas blóde swǽtan (sanguine sudare), Ors. 4, 8; Swt. 188, 25. Hí gemétton ðone clúd swǽtende, Homl. Th. ii. 162, 6. II a. to send forth blood, to bleed, v. swát, II b. :-- Hit ǽrest ongan swǽtan on ða swíðran healfe, Rood Kmbl. 39; Kr. 20. [Icel. sveita to sweat.] v. á-, be-, ge-swǽtan; swítan.
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