bæftan
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Adverb, Preposition
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bæftan
Add:I. prep. 1. local Hé hine scét bæftan his bæce Hml. S. 18, 336. Bæftan þǽre healle, 36, 97. Oft cymð sé bæftan ús þe ús forestæpð, Hml. Th. ii. 82, 17. 2. marking inferiority Nis heora nán máre þonne óðer, ne nán lǽssa ðonne óðer; ne nán beforan óðrum ne nán bæftan óðrum, Hml. Th. i. 287, 5. II. adv. 1. behind, a. in contrast with before (lit. or fig.) Ic geseah þone bæftan þe mé geseah I saw him behind that saw me, Gen. 16, 13. Ne ǽnig man óþerne bæftan ne tǽle let not any man backbite other, Wlfst. 70, 14. Ælc óðerne bæftan werige, Ll. Th. ii. 316, 19. Hé wearð gebunden bæftan tó his bæce, Hml. S. 31, 155. b. in contrast with advance along with, as in to leave behind Þá tungelwítegan férdon, and þá bóceras bæftan belifon, Hml. Th. i. 108, 11: Chr. 1050; P. 169, 20. Hé lét þǽr bæftan Titum and forð seglode, Hml. A. 190, 274. 2. after Þára noman hér stondað áwritene bæftan, C. D. B. ii. 267, 12. v. hér-bæftan, be-æftan.
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