þætte
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Conjunction
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þætte
( = þæt þe; cf. eác wæs ðæt ðe beforan ðæm temple stód ceác, Past. 16; Swt. 105, 1, and : Ðá wæs te scyttelas wurdan tóbrocene, Blickl. Homl. 87, 5. Þætte is used in the same way as þæt, q. v.); conj. That. I. introducing substantive clauses. 1. where the clause is equivalent to a noun in the nominative, and a. stands as the subject of the verb in the main clause Cúþ is te Drihten fæstte, Blickl. Homl. 27, 23 : 87, 5. Wearð undyrne cúð, gyddum geómore, þætte Grendel wan wið Hróðgár, Beo. Th. 305; B. 151. (a 1) where the subject of the substantive clause is omitted :-- Nis eów forboden, tee b. where þæt or hit stands as subject in the main clause Hit is áwriten ðætte Dauid, ðá hé ðone læppan forcorfedne hæfde, ðæt hé slóge on his heortan, Past. 28; Swt. 198, 16. Is þæt þeódnes gebod, te . . ., Exon. Th. 202, 13; Ph. 69. Ðæt gelimpan sceal, þætte lagu flóweþ, 445, 2; Dom. 1. Þæt gesýne wearð, þætte wrecend lifde, Beo. Th. 2517 ; B. 1256. c. where it further explains a noun in the main clause Ne biþ swylc cwénlíc þeáw . . . , þætte freoðuwebbe feores onsæce leófne mannan, Beo. Th. 3888; B. 1942. Treów wæs gecýþed, þætte Gúðláce God leánode, Exon. Th. 129, 12; Gú. 420 : Cd. Th. 223, 3; Dan. 114. 2. where the clause is equivalent to a noun in the accusative, and a. stands as object to the verb in the main clause Hér sagaþ se godspellere, te Hǽlend wǽre lǽded on wésten, Blickl. Homl. 27, 3 : 41, 34. Hæbbe ic gefrugnen, te is feor heonan æþelast londa, Exon. Th. 197, 19; Ph. 1. b. where it is in apposition to þæt or hit standing as object in the main clause Hí þæt ne gelýfdon, te líffruma áhafen wurde, Exon. Th. 41, 16; Cri. 656. c. where it further explains the object of the verb in the main clause Bodan sægdon sóðne gefeán, þætte sunu wǽre Meotudes ácenned, Exon. Th. 28, 24; Cri. 451. Men geségon þeódwundor micel, te eorðe ágeaf ða hyre on lǽgun, 71, 15; Cri. 1156. 3. where the clause is equivalent to a noun in genitive or dative Gode ælmiehtigum sí ðonc, ðætte wé nú ǽnigne onstál habbaþ láreówa, Past. pref. ; Swt. 4, 1. Se ðæs onsóce, te sóð wǽre mǽre mihta waldend, Cd. Th. 244, 21; Dan. 451. II. introducing clauses expressing end or purpose, that, in order that Beforan ðæm temple stód ǽren ceác, ðætte menn meahten hira hondaðweán, Past. 16; Past. 105, 1. Sprec tó ðínum discipulum, te sý geblissad heora heorte, and hié sýn ofergytende ðisse sǽwe ege, Blickl. Homl. 233, 36. III. introducing clauses expressing result, manner, kind, degree. 1. where no demonstrative word is antecedent to the subordinate clause, that, so that Hí wénaþ hí mægen eall ðás gód gegaderian tógædere, þætte nán búton ðære gesomnunga ne sié, Bt. 24, 4; Fox 86, 3. Daniel sægde him wíslíce wereda gesceafte, te sóna ongeat cyning ord and ende ðæs ðe him ýwed wæs, Cd. Th. 225, 28; Dan. 161. Woldon hié feorhleán fácne gyldan te hé dægweorc dreóre gebohte so that he should pay for that deed with blood, 187, 14; Exod. 151. (1 a) where the subject of the clause is omitted :-- Nis ǽnig man þætte swá bereáfod sié, Met. 22, 49. Nǽnig manna is þætte áreccan mæg, Andr. Kmbl. 1091; An. 546 : Cd. Th. 210, 2; Exod. 509. 2. where there is a demonstrative form as antecedent Hé beóþ swá geþwǽra, þætte nó án hí magon geféran beón, ac ðý furþor heora nán búton óþrum beón ne mæg, Bt. 21; Fox 74, 17. Ðǽr wæs swíþe swéte stenc swá te ealle ða slépan ðe ðǽr wǽron, Blickl. Homl. 145, 29. Ðínne líchoman hié tóstenceaþ swá te ðín blód fléwþ ofer eorðan swá swá wæter, 237, 6. (2 a) where the subject of the clause is omitted :-- nis nán man, tee IV. where the main clause is not expressed Ðonne hí niðer ástígaþ tó áðweánne hiera niéhstena scylda, hié beóþ onlícost suelce hí beren ðone ceák . . . , ðætte (the case is such, that ) suá hwelc suá inweard higige tó gangenne on ða dura ðæs écean lífes, hé ondette ǽlce costunge, Past. 16; Swt. 105, 14. Æfter ðæm ðe Rómeburg getimbred wæs twá hunde wintra and IIIIX, þætte (it came to pass, that ) Cambisis féng tó Persa ríce, Ors. 2, 5; Swt. 78, 2 : 4, 1; Swt. 154, 2. And ðæs embe fíf niht ðætte fulwiht tiid éces Drihtnes tó ús cymeþ, Menol. Fox 22; Men. 11, and often. Eálá te ðis moncyn wǽre gesǽlig, gif heora mód wǽre riht, Bt. 21; Fox 74, 40. Ðætte oft ðæs láreówdómes ðénung biþ swíðe untǽlwyrðlíce gewilnad, Past. 7, arg.; Swt. 47, 20, and often.
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