ǽsce
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ǽsce
Add:I. question, inquiry Uton áhsien úrne Drihten . . . Wé gehýraþ æfter ðisse ǽscan (-ean, v. l.) (post hanc interrogationem ) Drihten andswariendne, R. Ben. 3, 16. Hé angan tó befrínenne . . . Hé wearð æfter ðysse ǽscan ontend, Lch. iii. 432, 29. Ðá áxunga ðǽre ǽscan tówríðende interrogationi interrogationem jungens, Hml. S. 23 b, 495. II. as a legal term, search for stolen cattle :-- Beó sý ǽsce forð let the search go on, Ll. Th. i. 234, 17: 238, 9. Ðæt man ne forlǽte náne ǽscan, 232, 18: 234, 25. Fó sé syþþan tó ðe ðæt land áge and hæbbe him ðá ǽscan, 352, 17.
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