be-hátan
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be-hátan
Add:I. to promise Hú fela beháta behét God Abra-hame?, Angl. vii. 42, 396. Embe þis wé sprecað eft swíðor swá swá wé ǽr behéton, Lch. iii. 240, 8. Cantware heom feoh behéton, Chr. 865 ; P. 69, 4. him man gafol behéte, 994; P. 129, II. Tó ðám behátenan earde. Hml. Th. ii. 282, 17. Þǽra forewearda þe him behá-tene wǽron, Chr. 1093; P. 228, 2. II. in religious matters, to vow Ðú ne syngast gif ðú sylf ne behátest; ac gif ðú ǽne behátest Gode, hé wyle habban ðæt ðú him behéte, Hex. 50, 3-5. hí behéton quod professi sunt, An. Ox. 57, 7. Gelǽste man eall þæt man beháte on Godes ést tó dónne, Wlfst. 172, 13. III. to threaten Se abbot dyde heom yfele, and beheót heom wyrs, Chr. 1083 ; P. 214, 21. Hé heom behét ǽlcne hete, Hml. S. 23, 230. Beháte hé swilc wíte swilc hé ús beháte, 459. IV. to give assurance, certify Þú mé behéte hál and clǽne þú mé sealdest, Ll. Th. i. 180, 22. V. reflex, to profess one's self ready for the doing of something (gen.) Sé ðe hine selfne máran gódes behǽt qui fortiori studio intenderat, Past. 403, 5. (Cf. O. H. Ger.
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