fǽtan
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Weak
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fǽtan
p. te; pp. fǽted, fǽtt. I. to lay as a burden, pack Swá bið ðǽm ðe ðá gedónan yfelu hreówsiað, ðonne hí ðæt yfel mid ondetnesse him of áweorpað ðætte hira módes innað yfele and hefiglíce mid gefylled wæs, and ðonne eft fóð tó ðǽm ilcan and fǽtað in æfter ondetnesse ðæt ilce yfel (they burden themselves within after confession with the same evil) ðæt hí ǽr áwurpun qui admissa plangunt, profecto nequitiam, quae mentis intima deprimebat, confitendo projiciunt, quam post confessionem, dum repetant, resumunt , Past. 419, 33. Hié dóð swelce hié hit on ðyrelne pohchan fǽten (sætten, v. l.) in pertuso sacculo mercedes mittunt , 343, 24. [Cf. O. H. Ger. fazzón to load; fazza a burden.] v. ge-fǽtan ; fǽtels. II. to adorn, ornament. Take here fæted (l. fǽted) in Dict. Hé genóh hafað fǽdan ( = fǽttan ?) go[ldes], Bo. 35. Þeáh hé geþeó hé hæbbe helm and byrnan and golde fǽted sweord (ofergyldene sweord, v. l. ), Ll. Th. i. 188, 9. Hé hét úp beran æðelinga gestreón, frætwe and fǽt gold, B. 1921. Fǽdde (fǽtte?) beágas, 1750. [Goth. ga-fétjan to adorn; ga-féteins ornament.] Cf. (?) hroden for ideas of load and ornament.
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