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beátan

  • verb
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of living creatures
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  • Sume hí beóton

    quosdam caedentes,

      Mt. 12, 5.
  • Hí beóton his heáfod

    percutiebant caput ejus,

      Mt. 27, 30.
  • Hí beóton heora breóst,

      Hml. Th. ii. 258, 9.
  • Gif man hiné beáte,

      Ll. Th. i. 348, 5.
  • Þone þe þé beáton sceolde,

      Hml. S. 4, 148.
  • Sí beáten

    pulsetur, Angl. xiii. 390, 357. (1 a) where the instrument is given, to beat with (mid )

    :-- Ic mid fýste breóst míne beáte,
      Dóm. L. 30.
  • Hé hine mid his handum beót,

      Gr. D. 20, 25.
  • Þone hálgan beátan mid heardun saglum,

      Hml. S. 4, 142.
  • Heora neb beátan mid flintum, 11, 99. ¶

    to beat with the feet, to tread :-- Beáteþ quatit (ungula campum ),

      An. Ox. 16. (1 b) where the place of the blow is given :-- Hé
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of things
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  • Beátendes hameres

    tundentis mallei,

      An. Ox. 480.
  • Beátendra slecgea tundentium malleorum, Coll. M. 31, 7. (2 a) with dat.

    to beat on

    :-- Ne se bryne beót mæcgum (cf. Milton's 'the torrid clime smote on him sore'),
      Dan. 265.
intrans.
To beat on
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  • Hé on his breóst beót,

      H. R. 15, 29.
  • Þeáh man mid hameron beóte on þæt þell,

      Wlfst. 147, 6.
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