tó-lísan
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Weak
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tó-lísan
p. de To unloose, undo, dissolve; solvere, dissolvere, exsolvere, resolvere. I. to undo that which is bound, release from a bond, a. literal Ðæt wíf tólýsde hire feax, Homl. Th. ii. 30, 16. b. figurative, 1. to release from captivity, difficulty, etc. Drihten tólýseþ gecypsede Dominus solvit compeditos, Ps. Spl. 145, 6. Hé wæs gehyhtende ðæt hé sóna ðæs ðe hine mon gefullade his líchoman tólýsed wǽre sperans gula mox baptizatus carne solutus esset, Bd. 5, 7; S. 620, 36. Tólésed wǽran extricaba[n]tur, Wrt. Voc. ii. 83, 25. 2. to do away with tension, relax, relieve Hyt tólýseþ ða blǽdran and ða stánas forð gelǽdeþ, Lchdm. i. 270, 9. II. to put an end to the connection between, to separate Tólýsan líc and sáwle. Andr. Kmbl. 301; An. 151. Ðá tósceáden wearð líg tólýsed then was the flame scattered, separated, Exon. Th. 277, 23; Jul. 585. III. to dissolve, put an end to, dissipate, a. of concrete objects Ðysse wyrte leáf tólýsaþ gehwylce yfele springas and heardnyssa, Lchdm. i. 262, 9. Scadu sweþredon tólýsed under lyfte, Exon. Th. 179, 17; Gú. 1263. b. of abstract objects Ðære miltan sár hyt tólýseþ. Lchdm. i. 270, 11. Tólýseþ leóna mægen Drihten molas leonum confringet Dominus, Ps. Th. 57, 5. IV. to dissolve, relax, destroy the force of, weaken Ymhídignyssa ofðriccaþ ðæt mód, and unlustas tólýsaþ. Homl. Th. ii. 92, 15. Mid ðý ðe hié ðone drenc druncon, hraþe heora heorta wæs tólésed and heora mód onwended, Blickl. Homl. 229, 13, 18. Seó sáwul on flǽsclícum lustum biþ tólýsed, Homl. Th. i. 408, 16. Wǽrun míne ǽdra ealle tólýsde renes mei resoluti sunt, Ps. Th. 72, 17. V. to desolate, destroy, v. tó-lísedness, -lísend, -lísendlíc Nú syndon hí gewordene tólýsde quomodo facti sunt in desolatione, Ps. Th. 72, 15. VI. to undo a bond, a. literal Ðá hét se apostol tólýsan ða rápas, Homl. Th. i. 464, 21. Ðonne tóslupan ða bendas and tólýsede wǽron sunt vincula soluta, Bd. 4, 22; S. 591, 13. b. figurative Deáþes bend tóléseþ líffruma. Exon. Th. 64, 25; Cri. 1043. VII. to discharge an obligation, to pay Ic tólýsde ł ágeald exolvebam, Ps. Spl. 68, 6. VIII. to break a connection Seó geþeódnes ðæs heáfdes tóbrocen and tólýsed wæs ut capitis junctura solveretur, Bd. 5, 6; S. 619, 25. Ða tólýsdan geþeódnesse dissolutam juncturam, S. 620, 13. [O. H. Ger. ze-lósen dissolvere, resolvere, dividere, dirumpere.] v. un-tólísende.
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