ge-staþelfæstan
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ge-staþelfæstan
Add: ge-staþelfæstian. I. of a material object, to fix firmly Neówe plant gestaðolfæstode (gesteaðulfestad, Ps. Srt.) novella stabilita, Ps. Vos. 143, 12. II. of a person. 1. to fix in a position to be occupied Munuc gestaþolfæstan mæg abbod on máran þænne in eóde stede monachum stabilire potest abbas in maiori quam ingreditur loco, R. Ben. I. 103, 2. 2. to fix in condition so that there is no falling away God þá nigon engla werod gestaþelfæste swá þæt hí nǽfre ne mihton fram his willan gebúgan, Hml. Th. i. 6, 8. Drihten gestaþolfgstige þé on his willan tó eallum gódum weorcum, Angl. xii. 516, 5. III. of non-material objects, to make effectual :-- Geðaeht ðæt hié ne maehtun gesteaðulfestian (-staþolfæston, Spl.) con-silia quae non potuerunt stabilire, Ps. Srt. 20, 12.
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