be-habban
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be-habban
Add:I. to surround, embrace.—Asia ealne middan-geard fram þǽm eástdsǽle healfne behæfð Asia per totam transversi plagam orientis extenditur. Ors. I, I; S. 8. 9. Sinewealt crop brúnon blóstman behæfd, Lch. i. 282, 17. II. to hold, contain Máran endebyrdnysse þonne ðis godspel behæfð, Hml. Th. i. 220, 25. Þeós circe mihte fif hund manna behabban, Bl. H. 207, 14. Má ðonne ðæt undeópe mód behabban mæge, Past. 459, 14. Þeáh þe mód behæfd wǽre in líchaman. Gr. D. 4, 21. II a. to hold, have in a receptacle :-- Þone ic behæfde on bearme quod continui in sinu, Bl. Gl. III. to hold back, withhold Behæfð God mildheortnysse his?, Ps. Spl. 76, 10. [O. Sax. bi-hebbian to contain: O. H. Ger. pi-habén continere, retinere, ambire.]
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