ge-bǽtan
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ge-bǽtan
Substitute: 1. to bridle and saddle a horse [v. bǽtan] Þá wæs Hróðgáre hors gebǽted, B. 1399. 2. fig. to bridle, curb, restrain Þonne se ælmihtiga þá gewealdleþeru wile onlǽtan þára brídla þe hé gebǽtte mid his ágen weorc (cf. Þonne ǽr hé gewealdleþer forlǽt þára brídla þe hé þá gesceafta mid gebrídlode hæfþ, Bt. 21; F. 74, 32), Met. ii. 76. Hæfð se alwealda ealle gesceafta gebǽt mid his brídle (cf. mid his brídle befangene, Bt. 21; F. 74, 6), 11, 23. v. next word.
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