ymb-sittan
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Strong
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
ymb-sittan
p. -sæt, pl. -sǽton ; pp. -seten. I. to sit or be round, 1. to sit at table, meat, etc. Ðæt hié mé þégon, symbel ymbsǽton, Beo. Th. 1132 ; B. 564. Hý twégen sceolon tæfle ymbsittan, Exon. Th. 345, 2; Gn. Ex. 182. Ða ymbsittendan circumsedentes, Bd. 4, 9; S. 577, 31: convivae, 5, 5 ; S. 618, 16: Ap. Th. 15, 6: 17, 4. (1 a) to sit at council, be engaged about :-- Hí án geþeaht ealle ymbsǽtan cogitaverunt consensum in unum , Ps. Th. 82, 5. 2. to be around, be neighbouring. v. ymb-sittend Ðám ðe ús ymbsittaþ his qui in circuitu nostro sunt , Ps. Th. 43, 15. Hí þreátiaþ gehwider ymbsittenda óþra þeóda, Met. 25, 14. II. to beset Ic ymbsitte obsideo , Ælfc. Gr. 26, 5; Zup. 157, 3. Fearras fǽtte ymbsǽton mé tauri pingues obsederunt me , Ps. Lamb. 21, 13. Ðá com micel werod werigra gásta and ðis hús útan ymbsǽtan (domum hanc et exterius obsedit), Bd. 5, 13; S. 633, 2. II a. as a term of war, to besiege, invest :-- Ðíne fýnd ðé ymbsittaþ mid ymbtrymminge circumdabunt te inimici tui uallo (Lk. 19, 43), Homl. Th. i. 408, 35. Hé ymbsæt ða burh (circumdedit Eglon ), Jos. 10, 34. Eádmund ymbsæt Anláf cyning and Wulfstán arcebiscop on Legraceastre, Chr. 943; Erl. 117, 16: Ælle and Cissa ymbsǽton Andredescester, 491; Erl. 14, 5 : 885; Erl. 82, 20. Hié ymbsǽton án geweorc, 894; Erl. 91, 7. Ymbesǽtan, 1011; Erl. 145, 8. Ymbsittaþ ða burg suíðe gebyrdelíce ordinabis adversus eam obsidionem , Past. 21; Swt. 161, 19. Ðá hié hæfdon Cirinen ða burh ymbseten, Ors. 2, 2 ; Swt. 66, 18. Hé besierede ðæt folc ðe hié ymbseten hæfden, 4, 5; Swt. 170, 2 : Ps. Th. 12 arg. [O. H. Ger. umbi-sizzan obsidere.] v. emb-sittan.
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