ge-líffæstan
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Weak
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ge-líffæstan
ge-líffæstian; p. ge-líffæste, ge-líffæstade; pp. ge-líffæst, ge-líffæsted. I. to make alive. 1. of physical life Se Fæder áwecð þá deádan and gelíffæst, Jn. 5, 21. Þurh þone gást syndon gelíffæste ealle þá gesceafta þe se Fæder gesceóp, Hml. A. 2, 20. 2. of spiritual life Þú gelíffæst mé viuificabis me, Ps. L. 137, 7: 142, II. Swá hwylc swá his sáwle forspilþ, sé hig gelíffæstað, Lk. (W.S., L.,R.) 17, 33. Þá gelíffæstodest mé, Ps. L. 118, 93. Ðe ilca sáuel his gilíffæstade, Rtl. 10, 24. Geliffæsta mé, Ps. L. 118, 25. Gilíffæsted gáste vivificatos spiritu, Rtl. 21, 34. II. to keep alive Drihten hine gehylt, and hine gelíffæst, and gedéð hine gesǽligne on eorðan, Ps. Th. 40, 2. III. to make active, quicken Sóna seó unwæstmfæstnes fram him fleáh, and sóna heora ylda gelíffæsted wæs and geleáfa, and seó clǽnnes onféng, 61. H. 163, 18. IV. to endow with active properties Ic wæs gemedemod gebiddan þá gerýnu þǽre deórwurðan and þǽre gelíffæstan róde, Hml. S. 23 b, 467.
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