bletsian
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Weak
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bletsian
(from blédsian, bloedsian). Add:I. to hallow, consecrate Genom se Hǽlend hláf and bletsade, Mt. R. 26, 26. Bloedsade, Mk. L. 14, 22. I a. to make the sign of the cross as a protection against evil :-- Gif hwá hit bletsað, þonne áblynð seó dydrung, Hml. S. 21, 469. Ah ne bloedsade (bletsadon, R.) uéé Mid þrým fingrum man sceall sénian and bletsian, Hml. 27, 155. Þæt sum orfcyn sý þe man bletsigan ne sceole, Hml. Th. i. 100, 30. Wæter gihálsia, bloetsia aquam exorcizare, benedicere, Rtl. 119, 7. II. to call holy, adore Mec gié bledtsiges, Jn. L. 13, 13. Hé bletsode Drihten, Bl. H. 245, 32. Biedsiað noman his, Ps. Srt. 95, 2. III. to invoke divine favour upon Þæt ic þé bletsige, Gen. 27, 4. Isaac bletsode hine, 28, 1. Bletsiað (bloedsas, L.) þá ðe eów wiriað, Lk. 6, 28. IV. to speak gratefully of a person Eal rihtgelýfed folc sceal hine (St. John ) bletsian, Bl. H. 167, 14. V. to benefit, prosper Ðonne ðú bledsas (benefeceris) him, Ps. Srt. 48, 19. Drihten bletsode his ǽhta, Gen. 39, 5.
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