æt-berstan
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æt-berstan
Add:I. of actual motion, 1. absolute Hé ætbærst and hé ys geworden né tó wealdgengan, Ælfc. T. Grn. 18, 5. Se here ætbærst, Chr. 992; P. 127, 17. Uneáþe cwic ætberstende, Coll. M. 27, 3. 2. when person from whom or place from which is given, a. dat. Hé heom ætbærst, Chr. 1052 ; P. 179, 21. b. with adv. or prep. Sé ætbærst ðanon, Chr. 605 ; P. 23, 10. Nǽre hí on niht út ne ætburston of þǽre byrig, 943; P. in, 17. 3. where direction, road, or manner of escape is given His geféran mid fleáme ætburston, Hml. Th. ii. 248, II. Þá menn up ætberstan intó þǽre byrig, Ll. Th. i. 286, 2. Þá hé ne ætburste on wætere, Chr. 1050 ; P. 167, 34. II. fig. 1. to escape, be free from the power of a person (dat.) Ic ne mæg þám Almihtigan ætberstan on lífe oþþe on deáðe, Hml. S. 25, 100. 2. to escape, be safe from danger, evil, &c. a. with dat. Ne mæg nán ætberstan þám gemǽnelican deáðe, Hml. A. 54, 105. Sé þe wile synnum ætberstan, Scrd. 22, 43. b. with acc. Hí ætberstaþ frecnyssa evadunt pericula, Coll. M. 25, l. 3. of things, to be lost to a person (dat. ) Hit feoh him ætbyrst, Hml. S. 12, 85 : Wlfst. 142, 7. Ne ætberst þám bydele his geswinces edleán, Hml. Th. ii. 534, 16.
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