dihtan
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dihtan
Add:I. to order, regulate, arrange, direct Dih[t(eð)] dispensat, An. Ox. 17, 1. On þá wísan þe se abbod dyht (diht, v. l.) prout abba disposuerit, R. Ben. 125, 10. Wé andbidodon ðín þæt þú ús þæs mynstres gebytlu dihtan (disponere ) sceoldest, Hml. Th. ii. 172, 23. Sculon bisceopas mid worulddéman dómas dihtan, hí ne geþafian ǽnig unriht úp áspringe, Ll. Th. ii. 312, 36. Dihtende dispensans (ecclesiae rudimentum ), An. Ox. 11, 130. II. to give direction to a person, dictate, direct a person (dat. ) Swá swá him diht se abbod, Ll. Th. ii. 372, 5. Benedictus on swefne . . . hí gewissode ymbe ðæs mynstres gebytlungum . . . 'Árǽrað þæt mynster swá swá ic eów on swefne dihte,' Hml. Th. ii. 172, 28. Hé déð be þám þe his willa him dihte, Hml. S. 27, 175. III. to dictate what is to be written Þá fíf béc God sylf dihte, and Moyses hí áwrát, Hml. Th. i. 186, 20. Þás endebyrdnysse þe Moyses áwrát swá swá him God self dihte, Ælfc. T. Grn. 3, 14. Aman dihte gewritu be þám Iudéiscum tó ǽlcere scíre scriptum est ut jusserat Aman, et litterae missae sunt ad universas provincias, Hml. A. 97, 162. [v. N. E. D. dight.] v. dihtian.
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