á-bítan
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á-bítan
Add:I. to lacerate with the teeth, mangle, tear to pieces, a. of animals Seó leó ábít ǽrest hire ládteów primus lacer dente cruento domitor , Bt. 25 ; F. 88, 13. Micel draca ábát ðone þriddan dǽl ðæs folces, Shrn. 88, 23. Ðæt flǽsc ðæt wildro ábiton flesh that is torn of beasts , Ex. 22, 31. Hine wulfas ábiton and frǽton, Bl. H. 193, 7; Gen. 41, 4. Be hundes slite. Gif hund mon tóslíte oþþe ábíte (desubitet aut mordeat ), L. Alf. pol. 23; Th. i. 78, 2. Ðæt he mehte Godes þeówas on dón, ðæt hié diór ábite in quo sanctos bestiis objiceret laniandos , Ors. 6, 31; S. 286, 12. b. of a serpent Hét hió ðá nǽdran dón tó hiere earme (Cleopatra . . . serpentis morsu in sinistro tacta brachio ) . . . ðǽre nǽdran gecynd is ðæt ǽlc uht ðæs ðe hió ábítt scel his líf on slǽpe geendian, Ors. 5, 13 ; S. 246, 24-27. II. to eat up, devour Se wulf cymð tó ðám sceápum, sume hé ábítt, sume hé tóstencð, Hml. Th. i. 240, 23. Ábítende (lupus) devorans , Hpt. Gl. 451, 65. III. with gen. = on-bítan, to taste, partake of God lýfde Adame, ðæt hé móste brúcan ealra wæstma, bútan ánes treówes wæstm hé him forbeád, ðæt hé ðæs nǽfre ne ábite, Wlfst. 9, 8. [Þu starest so þu wille abiten al þat þu miht mid clivre smiten, O. and N. 77. O. H. Ger. ar-pízan percutere, occidere.]
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