be-stelan
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be-stelan
Dele translation of passage from Chronicle, and add: I. to rob Móde bestolene, Rä. 12, 6. v. bi-stelan in Dict. II. to go secretly, stealthily, to steal, 1. with reflexive pronoun Hé árás, and bestæl hine tó him and forcearf his mentles ǽnne læppan occulte surrexit, et oram chlamydis ejus abscidit, Past. 197, 21. Se here hiene on niht up bestæl, Chr. 865 ; P. 68, ii. Hé hiene áweg bestæl, Ors. 5, 2 ; S. 218, 31. (1a) to steal away from (dat. ) :-- Hiene bestæl se here intó Werhám Wesseaxna fierde . . . hié hié nihtes bestǽlon þǽre fierde, Chr. 876; P. 74, 7-11. 2. without pronoun Bistilð sió slǽwd on ús mentis desidia furtim torpore mactatur, Past. 283, 3. Hé bestæl út mid his stæfe hoppegende, Hml. S. 21, 417. Se þearfa bestæl in tó Martine, 31, 910. Bestæl (-steal) se here úp fram scipon, Chr. 1004; P. 135, 27. [v. N. E. D. be-steal.]
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