wæterian
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Weak
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wæterian
p. ode To water, supply with water, 1. to water animals, give drink to living creatures Hé wæterode hig adaquavit eos, Ps. Spl. 77, 18. Hé wæterode hire heorde adaquavit gregem, Gen. 29, 10. Hí heora orf wæterodon refectis gregibus, 29, 3. Orf wæterian, Ex. 2, 16. Oxan wæterian, Coll. Monast. Th. 20, 1. Ðá hét ic wætrigan úre hors and úre niéteno, Nar. 12, 12. Tó wætranne, Lk. Skt. Lind. Rush. 13, 15 : p. 8, 15. 2. to water plants Se man ðe plantaþ wyrta, hé hí wæteraþ, Homl. Th. i. 304, 26. Sumu treówu hé watrode, Past. 40; Swt. 293, 4. 3. to water land, to irrigate Hé land wæteraþ arua rigat, Scint. 118, 14. Ða feówer eán ealne ðisne embhwyrft wæteriaþ, Homl. Skt. i. 15, 177. Án wyll ásprang of ðære eorðan wætriende (irrigans) ealre ðære eorðan brádnysse . . . Ðæt flód . . . tó wætrienne (ad irrigandum ) neorxena wang, Gen. 2, 6, 10. [Cf. Icel. vatna to water.] v. ge-wæterian.
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