be-æftan
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Adverb, Preposition
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be-æftan
Add:I. prep. 1. local, a. in contrast with before Hé hæfde þriddan dǽl his firde beæftan him, Ors. 1, 12; S. 52, 33. b. in contrast with advance along with Hé forlét hundeahtatig þúsenda beæftan him, Ors. 2, 5; S. 78, 17: 5, 12; S. 240, 3. 2. figurative Ic forlǽte mínne ágene wyllan beæftan mé for nytnesse mínra freónda voluntatem meam postpono utilitati proximorum, Gr. D. 259, 16. II. adv. 1. behind, a. in contrast with before, α. local Tó þǽm folce þe þǽr beæftan wæs, Ors. 1, 12; S. 52, 35. Mé wæs se súðerne wind beæften, Hml. A. 193, 24. β. figurative Lǽten hí ðæt líf ðæs mægðhádes beforan ðǽm óðrum and hine selfne biæftan, Past. 409, 26. b. in contrast with advance along with Micel þæs heres þe mid hiere beæftan wæs reliquae relictae cum regina, Ors. 1, 10; S. 48, 23. Hé beæftan gebád, 3, 10; S. 140, 20. Þæt hié sume hié beæftan wereden, and sume þurh ealle þá truman út áfuhten, 5, 7; S. 230, 21. Læg se leáp beæftan, gǽst ellor hwearf, Jud. 112. Heora proletarii ne móston him beæftan beón, Ors. 4, 1; S. 154, 16: Chr. 755; P. 48, 12. Ætsǽton ðá Centiscan þǽr beæftan, 905; P. 94, 5. 2. after Þára twelf noman hér stondað áwritene beæftan, C. D. ii. 150, 35. v. bæftan.
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