geat
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geat
Take here gæt in Dict. , and add : 1. the gate of an enclosure, the opening in a fence or wall to allow passage, and provided with a movable barrier, a. the enclosure a field Gif ceorlas gærstún hæbben gemǽnne . . . gán þá þe geat ágan, Ll. Th. i. 128, 8. b. where the enclosure contains a habitation Ceorles weorðig sceal beón wintres and sumeres betýned. Gif hé bið untýned and recð his neáhgebúres ceáp in on his ágen geat, Ll. Th. i. 126, 15. On þǽre byrig . . . hié þá gatu him tó belocen hæfdon, Chr. 755; P. 48, 16. Geatu, 901; P. 92, 8. Geatu portas, Ps. Th. 23, 7. Gæeto, Rtl. 18, 40. (b a) the enclosure a city :-- Mihton geseón Winceastre leódan here hí be hyra gate tó sǽ eódon, Chr. 1006 ; P. 137, ii. Binnan þám gatum (of Derby ), 921; P. 101, 30. Hí betýndon þǽre ceastre gatu, Bl. H. 241, 11. (b β) used figuratively :-- Þurh nearwe get (geat, v. l. , gætt, L. R.), Lk. 13, 24. Helle gatu (geatt, L.), Mt. 16, 18. Gættana portarum , Rtl. 59, 21. Neirxna wonges gætto paradisi portas, 124, 7. 2. the gate, doorway of a building Geat janua, Wrt. Voc. i. 81, 13. Se wítega geseah án belocen geat on Godes húse (portam sanctuarii ), and him cwæð tó sum engel: 'Þis geat ne bið nánum menn geopenod, ac se Hǽlend ána færð inn þurh þæt geat,' Hml. Th. i. 194, 1-4. Gesomnad tó duru ł tó gæt (geat, R. ) congregata ad januam, Mk. L. 1, 33. Tó þæs mynstres geate sý geatweard geset . . . Se sylfa geatweard sceal cýtan (cellam ) habban wið þæt geat, R. Ben. 126, 15-19. Beforan gatum forþtíges pro foribus uestibuli, An. Ox. 3827. Gesáwon wé in þǽre byrig and on geaton (in the doorways ) men . . . ðá hié ús gesáwon hié selfe sóna in heora húsum hié miþan. Nor. 10, 16. 3. a passage between hills Swá Dor scadeþ, Hwítan wylles geat, Chr. 942; P. 110, 15. 4. the barrier which closes the opening: — Helle geatu and hire þá ǽrenan scyttelas hé ealle tóbræc, Bl. H. 85, 6. [¶ the word alone or in composition occurs often in the Charters, v. Midd. Flur. s. v.] v. ceaster-, deór-, hlid-, hlip-, mynster-, port-, stán-, templ-, tyrn-geat.
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