be-hát
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be-hát
Add:I. a promise 'On sunnandæge þú cymst tó mé.' Se apostol blissode on ðám beháte, Hml. Th. i. 74, 20: 466, 30. Hé gefylde his behát þe hé gecwæð, ii. 284, 17. Hé þæt behát mid weorcum gefylde, 486, 24. Gif ðú ðás behát mid weorcum gefylst, i. 380, 13. II. a promise in religious matters, a vow Scyldig þæs clǽnan be-hátes (vow of chastity), Hml. A. 34, 245: (baptismal vow), Ll. Th. ii. 338, 16. Be hire beháte (voto ) æfter hyre were, 130, 23. For heora hálgan þeówdómes beháte, R. Ben. 19, 17. Gif hé þis behát ábrycð, 99, 21. Behát (vota ) wé tólésan þé, Hy. S. 7, 27. Ic ágylde þé behát (vota ) mín, Ps. Spl. 65, 12. Gode man sceal dón þá betstan behát, Hml. A. 35, 273. III. a threat (cf. beót; Icel. heit; pl. threats) Ðeós wyrt tó manegum þingon wel fremað, ys . . . wið gehwylce behátu and wið andan and wið ógan, Lch. i. 312, 25. [Goth. bi-bait strife: O. H. Ger. pi-heiz devotatio; factio.] v. munuc-behát.
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